DJ Kitti Jones Claims R. Kelly’s Abuse Drove Her to Brink of Suicide
On Monday (Oct. 23), Rolling Stone published a feature detailing Kitti Jones' alleged abusive relationship with Kelly. According to Jones, her relationship with him began when they met at a party in 2011.
The two eventually exchanged phone numbers and Kelly asked Jones to call him "Daddy." After months of speaking, Kelly and Jones met up at a Denver hotel. According to Jones, she walked into the hotel room and the singer went right by her.
“I’m thinking we’re going to hug or peck each other,” said Jones. “But he plopped down on the couch and pulled out his penis and started pleasuring himself.” According to the former radio DJ, the two had oral sex before Kelly said he wanted to "train" her sexually.
Jones then says she moved into the singer's Chicago apartment in 2011, quitting her job after he offered her double her salary. “He said, ‘I have friends and I have girls I’ve raised.’ I didn’t know what he meant by ‘raised’ at the time. He said, ‘I eventually want you to meet them, but I want to make sure you’re mentally ready for that.'”
A month after moving in, Jones says things escalated after she confronted Kelly about the videotape featured in his 2008 child pornography case. According to Jones, the singer berated her, allegedly slapping and kicking her multiple times. "I was putting my hand over my face and telling him I was sorry," she said. "He would start kicking me, telling me I was a stupid bitch [and] don't ever get in his business."
Then, after allegedly being forced to have sexual relations with other women, Jones says she became suicidal and even thought about murder. “I just said, ‘I’m gonna kill myself and it’s gonna be his fault. I can either kill myself or kill him. What use am I when I walk out of here?'”
Jones was eventually able to escape after telling Kelly she had to fly back to Dallas to visit her son, but a few months later, the two met up again. After meeting back on his tour bus, Kelly allegedly attacked her. “I walked on the bus and I was like, ‘Hey daddy!’ And I went to go hug him and he was like, ‘Bitch, I’m not giving you shit’ and he was just attacking me. I knew he wasn’t going to kill me, but it was a lot of force. I was thinking, ‘I’m not going to call the police.’ I just felt so stupid."
While Kelly has denied all of the previous allegations brought against him, Jones' claims of being "trained" do match comments from Jerhonda Pace, who said she was also "trained."
During a September interview on The Real, Pace said, "The trainer, it’s a woman, and she trains you to please him sexually," she told the show hosts. "She trained me for everything I was doing. She told me how to please him and she also taught me what I like."
Kelly has yet to respond to the latest allegations.
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