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WE OUT! R. Kelly’s Lawyer, Publicist & Assistant Reportedly Jump Ship Amid Reports He Gave 19-Year-Old Herpes

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A few important folks in R. Kelly’s inner circle just quit amid reports he gave a 19-year-old herpes. More inside…

R. Kelly’s inner circle just got smaller. WAY smaller. A few important people close to the disgraced R&B singer have jumped ship. Deuces!

The Grammy Award winning singer’s lawyer, publicist, and longtime assistant have cut ties with him. The news comes on the hills of BBC Three’s “R. Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes,” a documentary that examines the sexual misconduct and assault accusations against him, including the accusations that he leads a “sex cult.”

The news also comes after a NEW allegation has come to light against the singer.

A woman claims the "Trapped In The Closet" singer gave her a sexually transmitted disease (HERPES) without telling her he was infected over the course of their 11-month “relationship” that ended earlier this year. She also made claims he emotionally manipulated her during their time together. She was 19 at the time.

The now 20-year-old, who wishes to remain anonymous, has filed a complaint with Dallas police against the 51-year-old last week and now law enforcement has launched an investigation. In Texas, someone who transmits a sexually transmitted disease to someone else without disclosing it first can be charged with assault. She also plans to file a lawsuit by the end of the week, according to her lawyer Lee Merritt.

Yes, another. SMH! Maybe the new accusations is what caused three main players on his team to jump ship.

Back to his camp dwindling down…

 

 

Diana Copeland, Kelly’s executive assistant for over 10 years, confirmed to the BBC that she has resigned from working for Kelly on April 1st and didn’t comment further. Linda Mensch, Kelly's entertainment lawyer of four years, has also quit. She told the BBC she “no longer represented Mr. Kelly or his entities.” Trevian Kutti, Kelly’s publicist, is also done working with Kelly, telling Rolling Stone he stopped representing the singer as of April 16th. 

It's unclear their exact reasons for quitting, but we're sure you all can come up with a few.

In July 2017, BuzzFeed published a report that put Kelly on BLAST! He was accused of having a "sex cult" inside his homes in Chicago and Atlanta where he controls every aspect of the women's lives. The site reported the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer dictates everything the women do - who they can speak to, what they wear, what they eat, when they can go to the bathroom and more. And, of course, there were reports of lude sexual habits.

Months later, former radio DJ Kitti Jones, who is featured in the BBC documentary, came forward to share how she suffered verbal and physical abuse throughout her two-year relationship with Kelly.

Speaking of R. Kelly...

Rapper Vince Staples ripped R. Kelly to shreds during an interview at Coachella last weekend. Check it at the 3-minute mark above.

Share your thoughts on R. Kelly's team jumping ship and the NEW allegations in the comments.

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