The women, Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington, are represented by Gloria Allred, a women’s rights lawyer who specialises in controversial cases. She claims he plied them with drugs and alcohol to take advantage of them sexually.
Allred says the women’s story fits a pattern of predatory conduct by Kelly and delivered a stern message to him: “You have nowhere to run or hide, and you’re not going to get away with this anymore.”
Latresa and Rochelle also spoke, and Latresa gave a detailed account of the night she claims she was sexually abused by Kelly. She says she was 16 and Washington was 15 when they went to an R. Kelly and LL Cool J concert and after-party in Baltimore.
She claims Kelly singled them out and someone in his crew gave them drugs and alcohol despite being underage. They were then invited to Kelly’s hotel afterwards and their cab fare was paid for to get there.
Scaff alleges the two called a local radio show to tell them they were sitting in R. Kelly’s hotel room and even made it on air before the singer arrived. When he did, Scaff claims his genitals were exposed and he quickly got the teenage girls on his bed and tried to coax them into a threesome.
Latresa says Rochelle declined and went to hide in the bathroom, and that’s when Kelly had s*x with her without her consent. She says Kelly left the room shortly afterwards and they never heard from him again.
A grand jury has been convened to investigate the new alleged sex tape that lawyer, Michael Avenatti handed over to Cook County’s State Attorney’s Office. Avenatti says the VHS tape shows Kelly having sex with a girl who seems to be 14 years old.