R. KELLY: Former Intern Gives On-Camera Interview

TeeRoy's 2 Cents:

  • There are investigations into Kelly In New York, Chicago, and Atlanta.
  • That's not the only bad news he got this week. He's also facing eviction at his Chicago studio and has protesters showing up at the Sony/RCA Records offices. His former manager also surrendered to authorities on charges that he threatened Kelly's accusers.
  • Even though we've heard many of these allegations before, there's something powerful about seeing and hearing what happened in the victim's words, as Surviving R. Kelly showed.
  • #TimesUp for Kells. 

Tracy Sampson opened up about allegations in a new on-camera interview with Dateline. That episode will air on NBC tonight (Friday). In the disturbing interview, she recounts how the singer pressured her to get physical as a teenager. Sampson first spoke out about her relationship with Kelly as part of a Washington Post expose published last May. 

She filed a lawsuit against Kelly after she ended their relationship and turned 18. They ended up settling out of court in 2002 for $250,000. Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, who didn’t represent him at the time, says Sampson’s story “didn’t happen… There's a few women who are making these allegations for which there's no proof."

Dateline airs at 10 p.m. (NBC News)

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