CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriend was killed on Thursday as she cried on the witness stand after Kelly’s business manager caused her a lot of trouble with the R&B star by stealing a video from Jim in 2007. I testified that I said I should have. A bag full of recordings of Kelly having sex with women and girls.
Prosecution witness Lisa Van Allen rummaged through the bag on the rare occasion that Kelly left it in the studio one day in 2000. A young girl who testified against Kelly under the pseudonym “Jane” was filmed having sex.
Van Allen, 42, is the only witness to testify in both Kelly’s ongoing federal trial and the 2008 state child pornography trial in which Kelly was acquitted.
Kelly, who escaped poverty to become a superstar singer on Chicago’s South Side, is charged with child pornography in her hometown Solicitation of sexual acts of minors. Co-defendant former business manager Derrel McDavid, 55, is also charged with rigging a 2008 trial by intimidating witnesses and covering up video evidence.
Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison A federal judge in New York in June convicted him of racketeering and sex trafficking charges. There is a possibility
Van Allen, crying and reaching for a tissue during testimony Wednesday, told her at a Chicago attorney’s office in 2007 that a polygraph had shown the video she returned to be untrue. Kelly and his insiders were concerned that Van Allen had made another copy.
“He said I failed a lie detector test. They should have silenced me from the beginning,” she testified, using the slang term of being murdered. said he accepted.
Van Allen also sounded upset, but remembered McDavid’s reaction when she told him she was going to tell Kelly about McDavid’s threat.
“He said[Kelly]knew all about what was going on,” she said.
Kelly’s 2008 trial revolved around another video revealed by state prosecutors. was showing Kelly abusing a girl called Jane at a federal trial in Chicago. After acquitting Kelly in 2008, a jury said it had no choice because the girl did not stand as a witness in that trial. He testified to be an adult male. Evidence at the current trial includes several videos.
Van Allen, who said she began a nine-year relationship with Kelly in 1998 when she was 18, said Kelly was obsessed with control and forbade her from talking to other men, saying that other men She told jurors that Kelly sometimes beat her because “I don’t listen to Daddy.”
She learned Jane was 14 at the time after Kelly filmed herself having sex with Van Allen.
When asked by prosecutors how she felt when she watched the video in the studio in 2000, Van Allen replied, “Disgusted.” I remembered that I was nervous that I might come back to my room at any time.
Van Allen testified that the same video she took of Kelly also had footage of Kelly sexually abusing Jane in two different locations. I told him I took the tape because I didn’t want him to. She decided to return the tape she shot in 2007, and though she claimed she was not going to ask for money from Kelly, Kelly offered to pay $250,000.
During cross-examination, McDavid’s defense attorney, Bo Brindley, told Van Allen that if her goal was to prevent anyone from seeing it, why didn’t she simply destroy it in 2000? I asked if she replied. My feeling. ”
Brindley tried to question her account that McDavid had threatened her. Are you lying?” and asked if I was “ready to admit”.
“I’m not ready to admit it,” she retorted.
He asked her if there were any indications that McDavid was a “homicidal accountant” prior to their conversation about the 2007 lie detector test.
“Until he said they should have silenced me,” she replied.
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