American singer R Kelly has been accused of training a minor and sexually abusing her since she was 14-year-old.
The allegation- which is not the first allegation of sexual abuse of young women by the singer- was made by his former girlfriend Kitti Jones who he dated for two years starting from 2011.
She said, “I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he ‘trained’ since she was 14, those were his words. I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I’d say and her mannerisms were like mine. That’s when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets. He calls them his pets.”
The 34-year-old said Kelly made the unnamed woman “crawl on the floor towards me and perform oral sex on me, and he said, ‘This is my fucking pet, I trained her. She’s going to teach you how to be with me.’” The woman’s age at the time of the incident is unknown.
In 2008, Kelly was found not guilty of child pornography charges after he was accused of filming and photographing sexual encounters with a 14-year-old girl. Tiffany Hawkins said she had a sexual relationship with him for three years from the age of 15. He has reportedly made out of court settlements with various other women.
Last year Jim DeRogatis reported accusations against Kelly that he held young women against their will in an abusive “cult”, with several sets of parents coming forward with allegations about their children
The singer and his representatives have made no comment concerning the accusation.