Like a fly trapped within a spider’s trap, the more moves R. Kelly tries to squirm free, the more entrapped he seems to get within the elaborate legal web.
The court is now reportedly in possession of the embattled “Step in the Name of Love” singer’s threatening letter that he allegedly fired off to one his accusers who is also suing him for giving her an STD, reports The Daily Caller and Complex magazine.
Faith Rodgers, who is now 21, has filed a lawsuit with the help of famed celebrity attorney Gloria Allred. In it she claims that he raped her and gave her a sexually-transmitted disease. Rodgers also claims that Kelly tried to intimidate her to prevent her from providing any damning testimony in court by sending a letter that allegedly threatened her and her family.
Rodgers held a press conference about the rape, STD transmission and threatening letter back in January 2019. However, the alleged letter in question was not filed in court until this past week when her other lawyer, Lydia Agu, filed a request for a preliminary conference.
The notarized letter was sent to a lawyer representing Faith on October 22, 2018.
According to Rodgers, the letter contained information that suggested Kelly could have “10 personal male witnesses” come forward to testify about her sex life and release compromising photos of her. It also allegedly stated that he would provide medical records to prove the origin of her STD claim.
Since Robert Sylvester Kelly, 52, is famously illiterate, despite his prodigious musical talents, the singer could have had someone from his team to compose and mail the letter if it turns out to be authentic.
The threatening letter reads as follows, according to The Daily Caller and Complex magazine:
“Please advise Ms. Rodgers, your client to abandon this heartless effort to try to destroy my musical legacy for selfish, personal enrichment. If she persists in court action she will be subjected to public opinion during the discovery process.”
“For example, my law team is prepared to request the production of the medical test results proving the origin of her STD claim, as well as 10 personal male witnesses testifying under oath about her sex life in support of her claim and complete records of her text/face time message exchanges, which will be reviewed to match and be authenticated by the recipient to insure [sic] there are no omissions or deletions.”
“If Ms. Rodgers really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign. Counter actions are in the developmental stages and due to be released soon.”
The letter was reportedly signed, Robert Sylvester Kelly, according to Complex.
Kelly has been indicted on 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse and faces up to 70 years in prison if he is convicted on all charges. And that doesn’t count what may come of the federal investigation into alleged sex trafficking of minors across state lines.