Singer of the hit I Believe I Can Fly bribed to marry 15-year-old singer
For the sake of marriage R. Kelly made the girl fake ID.
American singer and winner of three awards “Grammy” R. Kelly filed another charge. He allegedly bribed a public servant of Illinois with the purpose of getting false documents for his marriage to 15-year-old singer and actress alia. The artist was arrested on July 12. He already is charged with 10 counts, including child pornography, corruption of minors and sexual harassment.About it writes BBC.
In 1994 she received the ID card under the name Jane DOE, in which it was stated that she was 18 years old. At the time of the marriage the artist was 27 years old.
Forged documents that allegedly belonged to alia (full name aaliyah Dana Haughton), appeared in the us media at the time. The marriage was annulled a few months later after concluding. Marriage certificate of celebrities unveiled in the press only in January 2019.
The guilt, the artist denies. The lawyer of singer Steven Greenberg told ABC News that his client “was unaware” how alia actually years.
In court documents it is reported that R. Kelly and his entourage were in charge of the operation of the racket for two decades. They recruited women and underage girls for illegal sex work.
Aliyah died in a plane crash in 2001. At the time of death she was 22 years old. With R. Kelly introduced her uncle, working in the music industry. The artist became a producer of her debut album, Age of Nothing is Not a Number. The singer denied the relationship with R. Kelly. After facing allegations of an illegal marriage aaliyah ended her contract with a music label Jive Records, which cooperated with her producer.
The singer worked as a model and starred in the movie. In the cult film “Queen of the damned” (2002) she played the role of the progenitor of all vampires akasha.
Singer Aliya. Photo: Wikimedia
Aliya in the film “Queen of the damned.” Photo: Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow
Singer of the hit I Believe I Can Fly will pay compensation for having sex with minors
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