R. Kelly alleged victim says abuse started when she was 16 (video)

 Jerhonda Pace (Photo Source: YouTube Screenshot)
Jerhonda Pace (Photo source: YouTube screenshot)

An alleged former captive in R&B singer R. Kelly’s alleged sex cult has come forward. Jerhonda Pace, 24, claims she met R. Kelly at the age of 16, during his infamous 2008 child pornography trial. Soon Pace found herself in Kelly’s innermost circles that led to a fateful night on a tour bus.

According to an interview she gave to the daytime talk show “The Real,” Pace entered the bus and found R. Kelly and another woman naked. According to Pace, the woman was there to show her how to please Kelly sexually. She said during the interview that she engaged in lesbian sex acts while Kelly told her to take her clothes off and relax. For Pace, it was a nervous encounter but she said that “Rob” (Kelly) had already taken her virginity, so she wanted to please him but was unsure of what was going on.

“I wanted to know what am I doing. That’s when he told me to look at her and [said],’She’s going to teach you everything you need to know. She’s going to please you.’ He told me to remove my clothes,” Pace said.

Pace went on to say that the woman taught her techniques that R. Kelly enjoyed as well as things that she enjoyed during sex. Pace stated that R. Kelly was physically abusive to her and had slapped her in the face and locked her in rooms for days when she displeased him. During her time with the singer, she claims that she saw other women held captive by the singer in homes across the country. According to Pace, she escaped from Kelly in 2010  by lying to him about getting a pair of shoes. She was allowed to leave the residence and never returned.

But Pace is concerned that a friend of hers and others who may still be held captive by the singer. This has made her speak out on their behalf.

“If I can speak out and I can help them get out of that situation, that’s what I will do. I didn’t have anybody to speak up on my behalf when I was going through what I was going through with him. He’s brainwashed them really bad, and it kind of reminds me of Charles Manson. I just really hope I can help these women out. Kelly needs to be stopped,” Pace said.

Pace said that many of her sexual encounters with Kelly were filmed by the singer. The legal age of consent in Illinois is 17 and at the age of 16 when she had sex with Kelly she was underage.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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