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Trial of R. Kelly: the singer saw himself as a “genius” who could act with impunity, accuses a plaintiff

Stephanie, now 39, is the third woman to speak at the artist’s trial.

At R. Kelly’s trial, one of the plaintiffs overwhelmed the singer during her testimony Thursday, August 26. Stephanie, who said she had a relationship with the fallen R&B star for six months when she was 17, recounted a conversation in which he allegedly expressed his preference for “young girls”  and wondered why “them. people made a big deal out of it ” .

“Look at Jerry Lee Lewis,” the singer reportedly said, referring to a rock and roll pioneer who caused a scandal by marrying his 13-year-old cousin in the 1950s. “He’s a genius and I am a genius. We should be able to do whatever we want, ” said R. Kelly. “Look at how much we give to the world.”

“Humiliating” sex, according to her

Stephanie, now 39, is the third woman to speak at R. Kelly’s trial in New York City to charge the singer, on trial for extortion, sexual exploitation of a minor, kidnapping, bribery and forced labor, over a period of ranging from 1994 to 2018.

Sex with R. Kelly was “humiliating,” she said, crudely describing his requests and explaining that he regularly filmed their antics. The singer, who faces life imprisonment, denies the charges.

 R. Kelly’s sex-trafficking trial continued into a seventh day in federal court Thursday with the prosecution calling a third complaining witness to testify that when she was 17, Kelly subjected her to a months-long sexual relationship in which she was alternately terrorized and humiliated by his behavior and rage.

Weeping several times, the witness, who called herself “Stephanie” on the stand, said she sought out Kelly in Chicago in 1999 to help a friend with her singing aspirations. Instead, she wound up in what she described as an abusive relationship in which he frequently videotaped their sexual encounters.

She said she won’t ever forget parts of the year 1999. “Because that was the lowest time of my life,” she said, crying. “I’ll never forget the way he treated me.”

She said Kelly would sometimes be “jovial” and then he would erupt in profane rages.

“He could put the fear of God in me,” she testified.

His sexual demands and his frequent videotaping of her in humiliating positions left her “disgusted” and feeling “less than,” she told the jury. Once he flew her to Orlando but only saw her once over a long weekend, bringing her to a studio so he could record her giving him oral sex. She said she was crying on the way back to Chicago.

One of singer R. Kelly’s complainants overwhelmed him during her testimony Thursday, August 26. Stephanie, who said she had a relationship with the fallen R&B star for six months when she was 17, recounted a conversation in which he allegedly expressed his preference for “Girls”, and wondered why “people made a big deal out of it”.

“Look at Jerry Lee Lewis”, the singer reportedly said, referring to a rock and roll pioneer who caused a scandal by marrying his 13-year-old cousin in the 1950s. “He’s a genius and I’m a genius. We should be able to do whatever we want.”, R. Kelly would have said. “Look at how much we give to the world.”

Stephanie, now 39, is the third woman to speak at R. Kelly’s trial in New York City to charge the singer, on trial for extortion, sexual exploitation of a minor, kidnapping, bribery and forced labor, over a period of ranging from 1994 to 2018. The singer, who faces life imprisonment, denies the charges.

Sex with R. Kelly was “humiliating”, said Stephanie by describing in a crude way his requests, and explaining that he regularly filmed their antics.

At R. Kelly’s trial, one of the plaintiffs overwhelmed the singer during her testimony Thursday, August 26. Stephanie, who said she had a relationship with the fallen R&B star for six months when she was 17, recounted a conversation in which he allegedly expressed his preference for “Girls” and wondered why “people made a big deal out of it”.

“Look at Jerry Lee Lewis”, the singer is said to have said, referring to a rock and roll pioneer who caused a scandal by marrying his 13-year-old cousin in the 1950s. “He’s a genius and I’m a genius. We should be able to do whatever we want.”, R. Kelly would have said. “Look at how much we give to the world.”

Stephanie, now 39, is the third woman to speak at R. Kelly’s trial in New York City to charge the singer, on trial for extortion, sexual exploitation of a minor, kidnapping, bribery and forced labor, over a period of ranging from 1994 to 2018.

Sex with R. Kelly was “humiliating”, she said, crudely describing his demands and explaining that he regularly filmed their antics. The singer, who risks life in prison, denies the charges.

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