MINNEAPOLIS — Adding to the ever-growing list of sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly, the disgraced singer now faces allegations of paying an underage fan to have “sexual contact” with him in his Minneapolis hotel room in 2001.
The alleged victim, who prosecutors say was between 16 and 17 at the time, had initially approached him asking for an autograph and was later propositioned to “get naked and engage in sex acts” with him, for which he offered $200, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
Freeman reportedly went on to say that there had been no sexual intercourse between the two, despite claims that there was “dancing and sexual contact.”
Given that the evidence is almost 20 years old, he said, the case will admittedly be difficult to prosecute.
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, also weighed in via Twitter:
Re: New charges @RKelly give me a break. This is beyond absurd
— Steve Greenberg (@SGcrimlaw) August 5, 2019