Woman suing R. Kelly for sex abuse says singer threatened her

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series

Gloria Allred: R. Kelly is using ‘playbook from Donald Trump’ to silence alleged women victims

High-profile women´s rights attorney Gloria Allred told reporters on Monday that her client Faith Rodgers, 20, faced "efforts to intimidate and retaliate" from Kelly after she filed the lawsuit now pending in New York´s Supreme Court. After the series aired, a Facebook page was launched to defend him from the allegations-ranging from exploitation of minors to sexual abuse and kidnapping-by smearing accusers.

In the suit, Rodgers said she met Kelly after a concert in San Antonio, Texas and that he "mentally, sexually and verbally" abused her during their relationship. The conference was held in advance of Rodgers and Allred meeting with the New York Police Department about her lawsuoit against the singer, which Allred said is pending.

Ms Allred said Kelly sent the letter in October to another of Ms Rodgers' lawyers.

Rodgers´ team also said Kelly wrote to her attorney Lydia Hills saying he was prepared to demand medical evidence to support her claim about the STD and that he would challenge her version of events by putting up male witnesses who would testify under oath about her sex life.

If the cops take up the case in NY, R. Kelly will be the subject of three criminal investigations, since authorities and Georgia and IL are looking into abuse allegations surrounding the alleged "sex cult" the singer is overseeing.

"If Ms. Rodgers really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign", the letter allegedly read, per NBC Chicago.

"It obviously was not authored or signed by Mr. Kelly, nor sent on his behalf", Greenberg said.

The same may happen to Kelly after avoiding more than two decades of sexual charges, including a child porn trial that surprised many when he was acquitted in 2008.

Allred said that Kelly was "taking his playbook from Donald Trump" in threatening to sue everyone who has come forward with claims against him.

"Faith is just there to provide information, and then it will be up to the prosecutor's office to decide if any criminal case should be filed", Allred explained. "And that had to be done in person, and that is why she's in NY".

City attorneys have also alleged that the recording studio inside is illegal.

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