R. Kelly Accused Of Peeing In Studio And Settling Lawsuits With Teenagers
(AllHipHop News) A lengthy expose published over the weekend has revealed R. Kelly settled a pair of lawsuits over his relationships with teenaged girls.
The piece also found pictures of the aftermath of a session R. Kelly hosted in a recording studio that was left stained with urine.
The Washington Post contacted six women who were in previous relationships with R. Kelly. According to the report, R. Kelly settled two lawsuits with the teenagers he was having sex with in the early 90s.
A rapper named Tiffany "Tia" Hawkins sued R. Kelly and his label Jive/Zomba back in 1996.
Hawkins' suit claims a 24-year-old R. Kelly began having intercourse with her when she was just 15 years old. The singer would regularly drop her off and pick her up from high school.
R. Kelly ultimately resolved the lawsuit with Hawkins pay forking over $250,000.
Another woman also settled a lawsuit with R. Kelly when she was 16-years-old.
The singer started an affair with Tracy Sampson when she was a teen interning at Epic Records.
Sampsons' lawsuit declared that R. Kelly forced her to have sex with another girl when she was only 17-years-old and that he recorded her without permission.
R. Kelly settled that lawsuit in 2002 for $250,000.
Tracy Sampson said she tried to seek work in the music industry, but her reputation had been destroyed.
The Washington Post also talked to a woman who alleges R. Kelly pressured her to have an abortion when she was 17-years-old.
R. Kelly's former tour manager Demetrius Smith maintains he warned Clive Calder, the former owner of Jive about R. Kelly and his appetite for young girls, as early as 1994.
“I said, ‘Clive, you all need to tell him that you all aren’t going to put out his records if he continues to have these incidents with these girls after the show,’ ” Demetrius Smith says he told Clive Calder. “Because it was going on at every show.”
Clive Calder himself was questioned for the report from his home in the Cayman Islands, where he has resided since selling Jive for $2.7 billion in 2002.
"I’m not a psychiatrist, and this guy is a troubled guy. Clearly, we missed something," Clive Calder said of R. Kelly.
The investigative report also turned up some nasty photos taken after R. Kelly had reportedly recorded RCA's studios in Los Angeles.
Apparently, someone left a glass full of pee on a Baby Grand piano and damaged the studio's wooden floors with urine.