A woman is claiming R. Kelly infected her with a sexually transmitted disease. According to a complaint filed against the singer with the Dallas Police Department, she claims the incident took place while Kells was in town for a concert last December.


According to the New York Daily News, the unidentified woman is currently preparing a federal civil complaint. Her complaint alleges that R. Kelly tried to groom her to join his alleged “sex cult” during their eight-month relationship that reportedly began when she was 19 years old.

Lee Merritt, the woman’s attorney, said his “client was the victim of several forms of criminal misconduct by Kelly, ­including, but not limited to, unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection),” according to a statement. “These offenses occurred while our client was being groomed to join Kelly’s sex cult. Kelly gradually introduced the cult to our client over the course of their relationship, culminating with an explanation that she would have to sign a contract and offer collateral information about herself and her family for Kelly’s protection.”

A representative for Kelly told The Washington Post that the singer “categorically denies all claims and allegations” related the complaint.

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