R. Kelly was sued in 2010 for allegedly sexually harassing his maid, according to a Page Six item in the New York Post. So if you thought the days of him potentially ruining the lives of girls and women through alleged acts including but not limited to rape were long behind him...yeah, no.
Says the Post:
Page Six has exclusively learned that Kelly was accused of sexual harassment as recently as 2010 by a 36-year-old housekeeper, but he settled the case out of court for $100,000 to avoid litigation.
According to sources, the woman worked for Kelly for about a year, beginning in 2008 when the "Bump n' Grind" singer did just that: talked dirty and groped his employee.
A source close to Kelly further told us that there's been discord in the singer's inner circle lately, and further secrets about him are "starting to float to the surface about the millions he paid out over the years to a wide variety of women."
Last year, a Village Voice interview with the Chicago Sun-Times' Jim DeRogatis reexamined the allegations against Kelly that started surfacing in 2002. In it DeRogatis, who basically reported on the case single-handedly, claimed that Kelly had ruined "dozens" of lives. (Key DeRogatis quote: "The saddest fact I've learned is nobody matters less to our society than young black women. Nobody.") Something people swept under the rug for years as Kelly racked up hits and made an insane musical soap opera was newly impossible to ignore. That interview effectively killed the momentum of his Black Panties album and his single with Lady Gaga, "Do What U Want," a video for which was filmed (with Terry Richardson, no less) but mysteriously never released.
If "further secrets" indeed emerge, things could only get worse for the singer who has said his next album is going to be called White Panties. Listening to R. Kelly sing about sex could only get harder to stomach.
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