Woman suing R. Kelly for sex abuse says singer threatened her

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Rogders originally filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department in April 2018, claiming that Kelly mentally, physically, and sexually abused her during an eight-month relationship that began in 2017 when she was 19 years old.

Rodgers filed the lawsuit in May, slightly over a year after she says she met the singer - known for hits including "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Ignition" - following a concert in San Antonio, Texas.

In the wake of mounting outrage over allegations about R&B singer R. Kelly and his treatment of young black women, attorney Gloria Allred said that one of his accuser's would be talking to the NYPD. The letter contained "compromising photos", demanded Rodgers release test results "proving the origin of her STD claim", and threatened to enlist "10 personal male witnesses testifying about her sex life", Rodgers said. Allred and Rodgers claim that the sensitive information referenced in the letter surfaced on the now-deleted "Surviving Lies" Facebook page constructed to refute claims made in Surviving R. Kelly. The conference was held in advance of Rodgers and Allred meeting with the New York Police Department about her lawsuoit against the singer, which Allred said is pending.

In addition to, "If Ms. Rodgers really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign".

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Attorney Gloria Allred on Monday accused singer R. Kelly of "taking his playbook from Donald Trump" when it comes to the treatment of alleged victims of sexual misconduct.

Kelly has continuously been under fire since Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary detailed the decades of abuse allegations against him to an audience of millions. "That's what it does", Rodgers said of the allegedly threatening correspondence. No woman should be criticized, shamed or retaliated against for speaking the truth.

Allred, who CBS reports is also representing two more of Kelly's accusers, commented to "CBS This Morning" on what appears to be a time of reckoning for Kelly. "Just as they have been, and are being held, accountable for their actions, you also must be accountable".

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