The R. Kelly trial is underway, and a male victim, John Doe “Louis,” testified that he was sexually assaulted by Kelly when he was 17-years old as the singer dangled the possibility of a music career in order to score sexual favors with the minor.
The singer sat stone-faced as the victim detailed before the Brooklyn Federal District Court the events that now threaten to remove Kelly’s freedom.
According to the victim, he was invited to a music studio by R. Kelly, but of going there, Kelly took him to his home, where he performed oral sex on him.
He noted that since that first incident, he was assaulted by Kelly on a number of occasions.
“Louis” is the first man who has come forward to accuse the singer of sexual misconduct in which he details how the singer sexually assaulted him while as a 17-year-old high school student. According to him, the two met in 2006 at a McDonald’s drive-thru in suburban Chicago.
The two became acquainted after R. Kelly, 39 at the time, put his number on a piece of paper and passed it to Louis as a thank you for getting the number of his female coworker for him.