For more than two decades and while he serenades his fans with delightful music, R&B singer R. Kelly has faced allegations of sexual abuse.
The stories go back to the start of his career in the 1990s, with many centering around the alleged predatory pursuit of teenage girls. He was even alleged to have gotten married to late Aaliyah, when she was only 15-year old though they got divorced the next year.
He is currently facing multiple state and federal charges in the US, with accusations including sexual assault, abuse of a minor, making indecent images of minors, racketeering and obstruction of justice. The 52-year-old has consistently denied the claims.
Worthy of note is the fact that Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was 8-year old.
R Kelly's taste in women is allegedly tilted towards minor female, can we put this as residue of his own abusive childhood?