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Citing 'Pattern Of Abuse' By R. Kelly, Dallas Woman Delivers Evidence To Police

Attorney Lee Merritt, on behalf of his anonymous 20-year-old client, held a press conference today during which he accused the singer of abusing his client over the course of their relationship.
R. Kelly, performing on November 21, 2012 in New York City. The lawyer of a woman accusing Kelly of assault held a press conference on April 18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, to announce he would be filing a federal civil complaint would be filed against the singer. Source: Jason Kempin

A Dallas woman, wishing to remain anonymous, claims she was emotionally manipulated and knowingly given a sexually transmitted disease by singer R. Kelly during an 11-month relationship she had with the singer.

Lee Merritt, the attorney for the 20-year-old woman, has turned over evidence to Dallas police hoping that the department will bring criminal charges against Kelly, who Merritt claims "intentionally and knowingly" transmitted herpes

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