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R. Kelly Survivors Recount Assault, Patterns of Abuse and Control During Federal Trial

HeadlineSep 01, 2021

The federal trial for accused sexual predator and trafficker R. Kelly continues in New York. On Tuesday, his former assistant Suzette Mayweather testified the singer exerted extreme control over the women in his life, echoing accounts from the five survivors who have taken the stand over the past week and a half. On Monday, a woman named Addie testified that she was raped by R. Kelly in a dressing room when he invited her backstage after a show. She was just 17 at the time. Meanwhile, the first male accuser to testify said Kelly offered to help him with his musical career in exchange for sexual favors when he was 17.

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