R Kelly threatened to “f*** up” one in every of his victims earlier than assaulting her, in response to newly submitted courtroom paperwork.
The prosecution within the sex-trafficking case in opposition to the 54-year-old singer – actual identify Robert Kelly – desires a recording of the incident to be admitted as proof.
In line with papers filed at a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, New York, the incident occurred in 2008.
On the tape, Kelly is alleged to be heard saying: “If you happen to mislead me, I’ll f*** you up.”
In a second video, the I Imagine I Can Fly singer is heard threatening a lady from Florida often known as “Jane Doe” and accusing her of stealing his Rolex watch.
“You higher not ever… take from me once more or I can be in Florida and one thing will occur to you,” he says, in response to the paperwork. “You perceive what I am telling you?”
The submitting states that prosecutors needed Jane Doe to testify at Kelly’s trial, however determined in opposition to it after the girl “began to have panic assaults and appeared to have an emotional breakdown” as she listened to the tapes.
Kelly has denied racketeering and different prices accusing him of sexually abusing girls, ladies and boys through the course of his 30-year-career.
On Tuesday, the decide within the case indicated she would permit the tapes for use as proof in a trial which began final month.
Kelly allegedly instructed his victims he had cameras and different recording gadgets “all over the place” in his Chicago studio and different places.
He has additionally been accused of recording sexual encounters with different victims.
On Monday, the courtroom heard from a witness that mentioned she noticed Kelly in a “sexual state of affairs” with R&B singer Aaliyah round 1993 – when Aaliyah would have been round 13 or 14.
The witness – a former backing dancer for Kelly – added that he had intercourse together with her when she was 15.
Beforehand, the jury heard that Kelly had acquired two pretend IDs via an worker so he might marry Aaliyah after he began to have intercourse together with her whereas she was underage and thought she was pregnant.
A wedding licence submitted as proof falsely listed Aaliyah’s age as 18 and Kelly’s as 27.
Prosecutors have said that Kelly needed to make use of the later-annulled marriage to forestall Aaliyah testifying in opposition to him.
Kelly helped Aaliyah – full identify Aaliyah Dana Haughton – write her 1994 debut album Age Ain’t Nothing However A Quantity.
She later died aged 22 in 2001 in a airplane crash.