Damning evidence against R&B singer

R Kelly
R Kelly

R Kelly has been accused of offering a woman R1,9million to potentially cover up damning footage of him having sex with an underage girl.

R Kelly has been accused of offering a woman R1,9million to potentially cover up damning footage of him having sex with an underage girl.

The troubled R&B star, pictured, stands accused of videotaping himself having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography.

On Monday Lisa van Allen told jurors she first had sex with Kelly and the alleged victim in front of a camera in 1998.

Van Allen claims the incident took place in the same Illinois home where prosecutors say the sex tape at the centre of the case was made.

She told jurors she cried throughout a second sexual encounter in 1999 with Kelly and the alleged victim, whom she believed to be 16.

In her testimony Van Allen claims Kelly last year offered her the money to recover a tape of one of his sexual encounters. She claims she was later given just R140000 after one of Kelly's associates collected the tape from a hotel in Chicago.

Van Allen also testified that Kelly carried a duffel bag containing his home-made sex tapes everywhere he went.

But defence attorneys accused her of trying to extort money from the singer. - Wenn

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