A former girlfriend of R. Kelly’s — who testified against him a decade ago — claims she got an abortion after the singer impregnated her because she was concerned about his affinity for young girls.
Lisa Van Allen, who says she was pregnant with Kelly’s kid in 2000, told BBC Three she’d “definitely” call the “I Believe I Can Fly” artist a pedophile.
“I loved him but at that point I knew that he liked young girls and I just wasn’t, I didn’t feel comfortable, enough to have a child with him,” Van Allen says in an interview for the new BBC Three documentary, “R Kelly: The Sex Scandal Continues.”
Van Allen testified against Kelly during his child pornography case in 2008. She claimed at the time that she engaged in a threesome with Kelly and another female who she later found out was only 14.
She reiterated the allegation to BBC Three, telling the British outlet that she initially didn’t know how old the teen was. She claims in the new interview that Kelly referred to the girl’s age multiple times while they had sex and called himself “Daddy.”
Kelly went to trial after a video emerged which prosecutors claimed showed Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl. The singer, now 51, was ultimately acquitted of all charges.
R. Kelly has faced a new wave of troubling allegations in recent months. Faith Rodgers, 20, filed a lawsuit this week accusing Kelly of giving her herpes without disclosing he had the STD. She also claims Kelly sexually assaulted her in a New York hotel room.
Rodgers spoke to BBC Three as well, claiming she told Kelly she wasn’t ready to have sex with him, but he told her to “turn around” anyway.
“I tell him it hurts. Mind you, he doesn’t say anything and I just turn back around, I’m just hoping this is going to be done with soon. … I’m not saying anything, and he’s talking and he’s saying really nasty things,” Rodgers told the outlet.
The parents of another woman, Joycelyn Savage, have asserted that their daughter was “brainwashed” by the singer, and that they’ve barely spoken to her since she began dating him in 2016.
Lizzette Martinez, meanwhile, claimed to Buzzfeed this month that she was 17 when she first had sex with Kelly after meeting him in Miami. The age of consent in Florida is 18.