Both investigations ended when the girl wouldn't cooperate with authorities. Kelly comes up, she doesn't even speak his name, and nobody's allowed to ask about it at all," a rep for Virgin Records told the paper.
Tracey Sampson, who claimed she had a 10-month relationship with Kelly that started in May 2000 when she was 17 and working as an intern at Epic Records, sued the singer in 2001 for ,000.
"But I can tell you I loved her, I can tell you she loved me, we was very close.
We were, you know, best best best best friends."A young woman named Tiffany Hawkins sued Kelly in 1996 for allegedly "engaging in inappropriate sexual contact," including "group sexual sexual intercourse with [her] and other minors" several years prior, when she was 15 and he was 24.
Sampson's lawyer said that she had two other female clients who planned to file similar suits against him.
Kelly has an increasingly disturbing history when it comes to allegations of misconduct with underage girls and women who claim he's more Svengali than smooth operator.Kelly is aware of the repeated and now evolving claims of Ms. Jones, after public statements to the contrary, is no attempting to portray a relationship history with Mr.Kanika "Kitti" Jones," a rep for Kelly said in a statement sent to E! Kelly as anything other than consensual involvement between two adults. Kelly does not control the decision-making or force the actions of any other human being, including Ms. Any claim of wrongdoing of any kind or of mistreatment of any woman by him is false, ill-motived and defamatory."Jones was previously one of three women who told Buzzfeed that he controlled their phone and social media use while they were dating, and that the Grammy winner had multiple young women, ranging in age from 18 to 25, living in his Georgia "guest house" or Chicago recording studio a year ago, and that those women had to ask Kelly's permission to come and go. His questionable relationship with Aaliyah relegated to an asterisk at the time and not altogether widely known outside of the industry and hardcore R&B enthusiasts, the Recording Academy heartily rewarded the "Bump N Grind" singer for his Space Jam anthem—and continued to recognize him with 19 more nominations between then and 2015. Kelly won three Grammys for "I Believe I Can Fly," to date his most successful single.