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R. Kelly trial: First male accuser testifies to sexual abuse

BBC News

By Mark Savage
BBC music reporter

August 31, 2021

R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial entered its eighth day on Monday, with a male accuser testifying that the star promised him fame in exchange for sex.

The man, who testified under the pseudonym Louis, said he was a 17-year-old when Mr Kelly asked him what he “was willing to do for music”.

He then described how the singer crawled towards him and performed a sex act, even though “I wasn’t into it”.