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ex-girlfriend Lisa Van Allen testifies about threesomes with Kelly and his underage goddaughter

Lisa Van Allen, a former girlfriend of R. Kelly’s, testified Thursday the singer provided to pay her $250,000 to return a tape displaying the 2 of them having intercourse with his underage goddaughter practically 20 years in the past.

Van Allen, now 42, testified she first met Kelly in 1998, by way of her cousin. At the time, she mentioned Kelly requested her if she had a boyfriend, how outdated she was, and whether or not her mother would let her come to Chicago. She advised Kelly her mom would let her come to Chicago, and that she was 17 years outdated, though she was truly 18.

“At the time, that’s what I thought was truthful,” she testified.

Van Allen mentioned she had intercourse with Kelly in his trailer, and then he went to complete a shoot, whereas she stayed within the trailer. Afterward they exchanged telephone numbers, and Kelly advised her to name him.

When she referred to as him a month later, he requested her to come back see him in Chicago, and put her in contact with his assistant, Milton “June” Brown, who’s now on trial alongside Kelly. Van Allen mentioned Brown despatched her money to journey to Chicago, and picked her up on the airport in a limo, then took her to a resort, and later to the singer’s studio.

Kelly and Van Allen spent les than per week collectively, consuming collectively, listening to music, speaking, and having intercourse, earlier than she went again to Atlanta, Van Allen testified.

After that, she would repeatedly go to Kelly, having intercourse a couple of instances a day, with Kelly recording on videotape once they would have threesomes, however not when it was simply the 2 of them.

Van Allen mentioned Kelly would not enable her to talk to different males in his presence, and would not enable males to talk to her. 

After she moved to Chicago, Kelly hit her, “because I didn’t listen to daddy,” Van Allen testified.

During her time with Kelly, Van Allen mentioned she met a younger lady, recognized in court docket solely as “Jane,” who Kelly claimed was his 16-year-old neighbor. 

Van Allen testified she realized out years later that Jane truly will need to have been 14 at the moment, as a result of in 2000, Jane advised her “she would get a PT cruiser on her 16th birthday.” Van Allen mentioned she had already been advised two years earlier than that that Jane was 16.

“She was 14. She had to be 14,” she mentioned.

Jane, now a 37-year-old lady, was truly 14 on the time, and has testified at trial that Kelly sexually assaulted her lots of of instances between the ages of 14 and 18, and usually videotaped them having intercourse.

Van Allen mentioned she, Kelly, and Jane had intercourse thrice over the subsequent few years. She mentioned the primary time was in a log cabin-themed room, with Kelly recording the encounter on videotape, and directing her and Jane how you can behave.

The second time, in line with Van Allen, was on a basketball court docket, and Kelly grew to become upset when she started crying, asking her “what am I gonna do with this?” as if the footage would not be good to observe if she was crying.

Asked why she went forward with the threesome with Kelly and Jane, Van Allen mentioned, “because he asked me to.”

Van Allen mentioned the third time all of them had intercourse was in Kelly’s trailer, however they have been interrupted by Kelly’s publicist, and Kelly advised Jane to run and conceal within the rest room whereas she was nonetheless bare, however did not inform Van Allen to cover.

After studying Jane did not wish to do any of the threesomes, Van Allen refused to do them anymore, Van Allen testified.

Van Allen mentioned Kelly saved the tapes of their threesomes in a duffel bag, describing a time in 2000 when Kelly left her alone with the tapes in his studio. She mentioned she opened the bag to search for the tape with her on it, popping the tapes right into a VCR, and seeing Kelly with a number of girls and women, together with the three encounters between her, Kelly, and Jane.

Van Allen testified she felt “disgusted” going by way of the tapes.

“VHS tapes are big, loud, noisy,” she mentioned, including she feared Kelly “would walk in the room” as she was going by way of the tapes.

“I was sneaking,” she mentioned.

Van Allen mentioned she took the tape of her with Kelly and Jane and despatched it to her buddy, Keith Murrell, in Kansas City, and did not need Kelly to know she had the tape.

After leaving Chicago in 2001 to maneuver again to Atlanta, neither Kelly, Brown, nor the singer’s business supervisor Derrel McDavid requested about the videotape till 2007, in line with Van Allen.

At the time, Kelly was going through an upcoming trial on little one pornography expenses in Cook County, and Van Allen mentioned she’d heard the tape might need been on the market, and ought to get again to Kelly, as a result of “he had the most to lose.”

After that, Kelly requested her to come back again to Chicago, and they met at his dwelling in south suburban Olympia Fields, the place he requested her to take off her garments and get into his pool, the place he provided her $250,000 for the tape, and advised her to deal with McDavid shifting ahead, Van Allen testified.

She later met up with McDavid, Brown, and a polygraph administrator in March 2007, and after watching the tape she had taken from Kelly, anticipated to get the total $250,000 she was provided, as a result of she handed a lie detector take a look at about the tape, however as an alternative McDavid solely gave her $20,000. Van Allen testified McDavid defined she would get the remainder of the money as soon as they knew they’d all of the tapes she had given to Murrell.

Later, McDavid gave her one other $50,000 and gave Murrell $80,000. Van Allen mentioned McDavid defined he gave her much less, as a result of it was her fault they needed to pay out any money for the tape within the first place.

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