Alleged R. Kelly victim's attorney says he tried 'to intimidate and retaliate' after being accused
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A woman is claiming R. Kelly threatened her after she accused him of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit and TV series.

"We have evidence that Mr. Kelly has engaged in efforts to intimidate and retaliate against Faith Rodgers,” her attorney, Gloria AllredGloria Rachel AllredBannon and Maxwell cases display DOJ press strategy chutzpah Family of dead woman sues Los Angeles police officer for allegedly fondling her body Walmart to end practice of locking up 'multicultural' personal care products MORE, said during a Monday news conference in New York. Rodgers is suing Kelly for sexual battery. She also claims Kelly knowingly didn't disclose a sexually transmitted disease. 


“In response to Faith’s lawsuit, Mr. Kelly retaliated against her by threatening to reveal what he alleges are details of her sex life,” Allred said. The high-profile lawyer also claimed that the 52-year-old performer posted “private photos” of her client.

Kelly has faced renewed allegations of abuse following the release earlier this month of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly,” a docuseries in which multiple accusers detail decades-long accusations of sexual abuse by the entertainer.

Kelly’s lawyer denied all allegations of sexual misconduct in an interview last week, saying the singer “never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone.”

The Fulton County district attorney’s office in Georgia has reportedly launched an investigation into the multiple allegations against Kelly. A spokesman for the district attorney’s office declined to comment to ITK after reports emerged last week.

Allred said Monday that Rodgers has an appointment with the New York Police Department "who have asked to meet with Faith into furtherance of their investigation into potential victims of R. Kelly."

"We will offer our full and complete cooperation in their investigation," Allred said.

“It seems that Mr. Kelly is taking his playbook from Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE, who threatened to sue the women who came forward during the campaign to speak about his behavior toward them,” said Allred.

“Mr. Kelly, your disgusting tactics will not prevent women who alleged that they were victimized from telling their truth,” Allred added.