R&B veteran R. Kelly might want to step his public relations and legal muscle up a bit. A former radio personality has come forward to speak out on their past alleged romantic relationship together.
According to Kitti Jones, their relationship quickly escalated after hooking up in Denver around 2011.
“I got there before he did because he of course doesn’t like to fly, so he’s taking the bus,” Jones says. She had sent Kelly “racy photos” while he was en route to the hotel and was excited to reunite face-to-face. As she waited in the hotel room for Kelly to arrive, she heard a knock at the door. “He brushed past me,” Jones says. “I’m thinking we’re going to hug or peck each other. But he plopped down on the couch and pulled out his p*nis and started pleasuring himself.” (Rolling Stone)
Jones did not hold back details and revealed how Kells “trained” her with their sexual encounters.
“I was attracted to him and was just like, ‘Well, OK. Fine,'” she says. “Maybe he just has weird ways of getting off.” The two had oral sex that weekend, with Kelly, according to Jones, saying things like, “I gotta teach you how to be with me” and “I gotta train you.” “He was like a drill sergeant even when he was pleasuring me,” Jones says. “He was telling me how to bend my back or move my leg here. I’m like, ‘Why is he directing it like this?’ It was very uncomfortable.” (Rolling Stone)
One of Kells’ reps has already issued a statement shutting down Jones’ accusations.
“Mr. Kelly is aware of the repeated and now evolving claims of [Ms. Jones],” Kelly’s representative wrote in a statement. “It is unfortunate that Ms. Jones, after public statements to the contrary, is now attempting to portray a relationship history with Mr. Kelly as anything other than consensual involvement between two adults. As stated previously, Mr. Kelly does not control the decision-making or force the actions of any other human being, including Ms. Jones, by her own admission. Any claim of wrongdoing of any kind or of mistreatment of any woman by him is false, ill-motived and defamatory.” (Rolling Stone)
After their two-year run together, Kitti put together an organization focused on helping abused women.
Following her relationship with Kelly, Jones began a non-profit organization named Stop Protecting Your Abuser, which allowed her to voice her past struggles with physical abuse. (Billboard)