A woman who claims she had sex with R. Kelly for several months after meeting him outside his 2008 child pornography trial, says another woman "trained" her to sexually please the singer. "I went out there to his tour bus and you have him naked and you have her naked. And I’m looking like, 'OK, what is this?'" Jerhonda Pace said in a new disturbing interview on The Real. "Because Rob [Kelly] is the one who took my virginity, so I was like, 'What’s going on?' And he said, 'Don’t worry about it.'" She added, "I guess he saw that I was looking uneasy. I wanted to know what am I doing. That’s when he told me to look at her and [said], 'She’s going to teach you everything you need to know. She’s going to please you.' He told me to remove my clothes."
Jerhonda, now 24 and a mother-of-three, also alleged that R. Kelly would get physically violent with her. In the same interview, she claimed the singer would "slap you in your face," "physically harm you,"' and "lock you in a room for days" as punishment.
She previously told Buzzfeed that the "I'm a Flirt" singer was running a "cult" and she was concerned that a friend of hers may still be involved. She said at the time, "If I can speak out and I can help them get out of that situation, that's what I will do. I didn't have anybody to speak up on my behalf when I was going through what I was going through with him. He's brainwashed them really bad, and it kind of reminds me of Charles Manson."
Back in July, news broke that the star, 50, had been holding multiple young women against their will after several parents stepped forward. The parents of these women said they hadn’t seen their daughters in more than a year because he controls every aspect of the girls’ lives — including what they eat and wear. According to one of these concerned mothers — identified only as "J" — her daughter first met R. Kelly on May 23, 2015 under the guise that he was going to further the 19-year-old’s music career.
J explained, "When we got to go backstage with R. Kelly, we stayed there over two hours. One-on-one with just me and my daughter and him. We went back to talk about the music. He listened to her CD. He was going to help her with her CD, and I was really impressed with him at first, because I have always been an R. Kelly fan." J said that she hasn't seen her daughter in person since Dec. 1, 2016 and has only heard from her (via text message) twice since then — on Christmas and on Mother’s Day.
Yet despite the accusations, R. Kelly maintains his innocence. Linda Mensch — a lawyer who represents R. Kelly — said, "Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name."