R. Kelly's Wife Says She Was Victimized Again For Speaking Out Against Abuse

AllHipHop Staff

Drea Kelly says her dreams of women empowerment went out the window after she came forward to talk about the abuse she suffered at the hands of R. Kelly.

(AllHipHop News) R. Kelly's ex-wife Drea "was not prepared" for the backlash after she spoke out about the alleged domestic abuse she received in their relationship.

The couple was married for 13 years but divorced in 2009.

“The day I escaped from him, it was a realization that these gates on our property was not to keep people out... but to keep me in," Drea said during an appearance on Extra.

The dancer/actress was one of seven women who made allegations of sexual and emotional abuse about the "I Believe I Can Fly" hitmaker in the Emmy-nominated documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" earlier this year.

But she wasn’t ready for critics who questioned why she waited so long to speak out.

She admitted: “It was really hard… the victim shaming, the victim-blaming, the backlash I was not prepared for.

“I thought, 'Here I am coming forward, this is about women… women's empowerment, we're in this together, and I just want to give validity to these women's stories and hopefully, if they don't believe them at least they'll say the ex-wife… she's speaking…' It was the complete opposite.”

Drea also hit out at those claiming she was lying about the abuse for money, insisting: “There's no price tag on any woman's soul… You can't put a price on a life.

"You may love R. Kelly, but you might not like Robert,” she said, addressing the star's loyal fans.

The embattled singer, who was arrested in July on separate federal counts in New York and Chicago, Illinois, has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.

He remains behind bars despite his lawyer's attempts to get him bail. He will face off with U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in May of 2020.

Meanwhile, another trial in Chicago, set to begin on April 27, will address claims Kelly had sexual contact with five minors and recorded sexually explicit videos of his time with them.

Kelly is also facing charges from state prosecutors in Minnesota.

Comments (13)
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Sexygma
Sexygma

This whole thing is just entertainment everyone involved is trying to get famous off of this the two remaining are doing well still it appears while he is locked up and supposedly broke. The parents of all these supposedly victims should be on trial and the ex-wife should be facing the same charges as RKelly. You can't be living under the same roof at the time these girls now grown women claimed they were being held captive raped and abused and you knew nothing. You got to be deaf dumb blind cripple or crazy; or you were a part of the travesty

Mostwantedladie
Mostwantedladie

J wish she really just shut the hell .u keep saying g he did this and that but u STILL USING HIS LAST NAME to further ur career. Go spend time with ur damn mixed up kids shit he already in jail .what the hell u want him to executed too go live ur MISERABLE AS LIFE AND LEAVE KELLS ALONE

MzCarter
MzCarter

I cant deal with that woman when I see her I see liar written all over her face shes back and forth one minute that baby daddy nobody better talk bad about him the next min he's a monster girl bye !!! I see no victims I see bitter ass women when the coins stop in the 2 young women became chosen ones here come this abuse sex cult bs

Cowgirl Cassy
Cowgirl Cassy

I'v ed been a victim of rape! I am With Women who have been raped! Not Against them!! But it's something I'm feeling as a Woman who see this man being victimized because he was fucking all yall dumb asses (The Accuser's) Wife included!. and all of you thought you were that main one and thought RKelly was gonna take care of yall but he didn't...Dummy's Then he ended up with 2 main Bitches at the same damn time! Now ALL of yall is BITTER! And trying to Get his ASS!!! Period! That's what I Cowgirl Cassy Believe! And like I said I was a VICTIM of Rape!! Not these accusers!

mrmario100
mrmario100

I don't care to hear what she has to say anyway. And all hip hop calling her his wife, that's a insult!

Lil momma $
Lil momma $

If R kelly go to jail,the womens that had sex with them kids should go to jail to.

Lil momma $
Lil momma $

If you was in a abusive relationship with someone why stay for 13 years period. All of R kelly song is about fucking or going to fuck.when someone take you to a hotel you don't go there to watch TV period. Why say something 13 years later 🤔


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