NEW YORK (AP) — Two Baltimore women have accused R.Kelly of sexual assault.
At a press conference in New York Thursday, The women, Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington, joined lawyer Gloria Allred, said the singer R. picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent.
Their accusations come six weeks after a Lifetime documentary series, “Surviving R. Kelly,” took another look at old sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star.
Scaff said she was 16 and Washington was 15 when the pair attended a concert and after-party featuring Kelly and LL Cool J in Baltimore.
Scaff said Kelly singled the girls out at the after-party, had a member of his entourage ply them with drugs and alcohol and told them to meet him at his hotel suite.
“We both went to the hotel, thinking there was going to be another party there,” Scaff said.
Scaff said the two girls were in Kelly’s hotel room when Kelly entered with his penis already outside of his jeans. She said he wanted a threesome with the two teens but Washington said no and escaped to the bathroom.
With Washington in the bathroom, Kelly asked Scaff for oral sex and then had intercourse with her although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and “did not have the capacity to consent,” she said.
“When I first met R. Kelly that night, I was very happy and excited because I was young and starstruck,” Scaff said. “However now that I am an adult, I feel hurt by what he did to me when I was only 16 years old and under the influence of alcohol and marijuana which had been provided to me at his after-party.”
Washington said that now she’s a mother, she feels she was taken advantage of by Kelly. “I just want justice for anyone that was hurt or violated,” she said. “I want victims to know it’s not their fault.”
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Cookie Lyin’: Taraji P. Henson Capes For R. Kelly, Twitter Drags Her By The Faux Fur
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NO part of your career is worth defending R. Kelly. He should be muted and canceled. Period. People love to forget that Weinstein is on trial. One of these days we are going to stop using what white people can get away with as our standard of justice and humanity.— Preston Mitchum, he/him (@PrestonMitchum) January 22, 2019
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*sigh*— Moderna The Stallion (@Nothinbuttreble) January 22, 2019
well let's not forget that Taraji let Lee Daniels put her in a monkey suit in a cage that descended from the sky...
Today's events should not surprise us. pic.twitter.com/sd9rj4hPKw
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On the matter of Taraji P Henson, I would just like for everyone to please respect my privacy at this time. My queen is failing.— Quizás: Phillip (@MajorPhilebrity) January 22, 2019
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Lord. Taraji is on InstaStory comparing R. Kelly to Harvey Weinstein, as if R. Kelly is being treated unfairly.— jarrett. (@JarrettHill) January 22, 2019
What is life? 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏿♂️
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Taraji wondering why we don't have a mute hashtag for someone that's already muted pic.twitter.com/OLd9KcxWkE— Racial Nichols (@Suite_Tea) January 22, 2019
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I was feeling a way that Taraji’s career wasn’t where it should be. But after this?— Clarkisha (@IWriteAllDay_) January 22, 2019
In her own words: “The universe has a way of taking care of the good people, you know what I mean?”
Bad people too, auntie. Like rape apologists 💅🏾 https://t.co/NWwuNxIKra
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I wanna have a conversation about women Taraji's/Erykah's age and their obsession with "being a man's peace/shield/sponge because society brings them down enough" but I've already hit my 1 thread a day limit.— Send Mári More Life 🇵🇷 (@_ItsMarisWorld_) January 22, 2019
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Not sure what Taraji is getting at but...— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) January 22, 2019
Being mad that white sexual predators aren't being "muted" like Black ones is not a hill to die on.
Furthermore, the "mute" is bc RK is a musician. Oh, and Weinstein is on trial. Hold ALL abusers accountable.
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Taraji. Taraji. I don’t understand why y’all older black folk do this every time. The “absence” of outrage in YOUR bubble, doesn’t mean it does not exist. Weinstein is literally on trial as we speak. Which is more than we’ll ever get for R. Kelly. Why the hell would you do this?— Jenn E. Penny (@JennE_Penny) January 22, 2019
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1. Why would “Mute” apply to people who aren’t in the music industry?— Rod (@rodimusprime) January 22, 2019
2. Weinstein has several documentaries coming about his allegations.
3. Weinstein is also going to trial over his allegations.
4. Between Taraji and Erykah “What Men Want” is a no go.
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