The topic of “sexual contact” with Aaliyah was pressed on R.Kelly‘s lawyer which led to a back track on their history.
R. Kelly assisted in the starting stages of the late Aaliyah as she became a 90’s icon, but their extent his relations with the singer has always been a topic of controversy. Some of the drama surrounding the two includes R. Kelly bribing a state official to sign off on a marriage certificate that read Aaliyah was 18-years-old when she was actually 15.
Reported by New York Daily News, Kelly’s attorney Thomas Farinella was asked about allegations concerning Kelly’s marriage to Aaliyah during a pre-trial hearing in the embattled singer’s Brooklyn Federal Court sex trafficking case. Farinella was asked whether the defense was “going to deny that there was sexual contact with Jane Doe 1,” who New York Times identified as the late Aaliyah. Farinella reportedly took a deep sigh before responding “no” after Judge Ann Donelly said that Kelly and Jane Doe 1 were married. It was unclear whether Farinella was addressing Aaliyah’s age or Kelly’s relationship with the “Rock The Boat” singer.
“Are they not going to dispute that at the time Jane Doe 1 was 13 to 15 years old?” Federal prosecutor Elizabeth Geddes asked the court. Farinella said that they “do dispute” these allegations before adding that the legal team was not “prepared to concede that right now.”
The report adds that another one of Kelly’s attorneys requested free court transcripts since the singer’s “funds have been depleted.”
One has to wonder if we will hear eventually from Sparkle’s niece concerning her alleged scenario with the fallen R & B songster.