Male Accuses R. Kelly of Sexual Assault, Summoning Naked Woman to Give Them Both Oral Sex

A man took the witness stand at R. Kelly's sex-trafficking trial in New York City on Monday, alleging that Kelly once summoned a naked girl to give the witness and Kelly oral sex, the Associated Press.

The witness said Kelly had taken advantage of him after luring him to the singer's Chicago-area home in 2007 with false offers to help with his music career. The alleged victim said Kelly had sexually exploited him as a high school student.

The man told the jury of an encounter during which Kelly "snapped his fingers three times" to summon a naked girl from where she was hiding under a boxing ring to give them both oral sex.

He continued to see Kelly after the incident because "I really wanted to make it in the music industry," he said.

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A man took the witness stand at R. Kelly's sex-trafficking trial in New York City on Monday, alleging that Kelly once summoned a naked girl to give the witness and Kelly oral sex. Above, attorney Nicole Blank Becker speaks to the media as she arrives at Kelly's racketeering and sex-trafficking trial at Brooklyn Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York, on August 18, 2021. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

After several days of testimony from women claiming they were groomed and sexually abused by Kelly, the man took the witness stand in federal court in Brooklyn without using his real name.

Kelly asked the alleged victim, then 17, "what I was willing to do for music," the witness said. He replied, "I'll carry your bags....Anything you need, I'll be willing to do."

"That's not it. That's not it," he said Kelly responded before asking him if he ever fantasized about having sex with men. He described how Kelly then "crawled down on his knees and proceeded to give me oral sex," even though, "I wasn't into it."

Afterward, "he told me to keep [it] between him and me," he said.

Kelly, 54, has repeatedly denied accusations that he preyed on victims during a 30-year career highlighted by his 1996 mega hit "I Believe I Can Fly." His lawyers have portrayed his accusers as groupies who are lying about their relationships with him.

Earlier Monday, a woman testified that Kelly sexually assaulted her at age 17 following a performance in Miami in 1994. The witness, also testifying without using her real name, claimed that Kelly's cronies took her and a friend to his dressing room after the show before he pulled down her shorts and forced her to have unprotected sex, she said.

"I was in complete shock," she said. "I didn't know what to say at all. I basically went blank."

Afterward, she and her friend "unlocked the door and ran out of there," she said.

On cross-examination, defense attorney Deveraux Cannick pressed the witness on why, after someone allegedly "raped you," she waited more than two decades to contact law enforcement.

"Because I didn't want to feel more shame and trauma," she said.

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A man took the witness stand in singer R. Kelly's New York sex-trafficking trial, alleging that Kelly exploited him when he was in high school. Above, Kelly stands beside his attorney, Steven Greenberg, during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019, in Chicago. Antonio Perez/Pool via Getty Images