A young woman has stepped forward with shocking claims concerning R. Kelly. According to her, she was allegedly groomed and molested by the singer not long after that infamous 2008 trial. Strap yourself in, sugars.
Jerhonda Johnson alleges that she met R. Kelly while the latter was at the center of his child molestation trial. You’ll recall that during this time he faced 14 counts of child pornography. Johnson claims she was 16-years-old when the abuse began. A timeline of accusations for the “Step in the Name of Love” bandana-wearer can be found here.
On why she is now choosing to come forward:
“If I can speak out and I can help them get out of that situation, that’s what I will do. I didn’t have anybody to speak up on my behalf when I was going through what I was going through with him. He’s brainwashed them really bad, and it kind of reminds me of Charles Manson. I just really hope I can help these women out. Kelly needs to be stopped.”
Of course, Kelly’s representatives have all denied all of the accusations, dismissing them as attempts to further harm his career. Of course, it’s uncertain just how much can be salvaged at this point.
Kelly’s team responded with:
“The allegations against Mr. Kelly are false, and are being made by individuals known to be dishonest. It is clear these continuing stories are the result of the effort of those with personal agendas who are working in concert to interfere with and damage his career. Mr. Kelly again denies any and all wrong doing and is taking appropriate legal action to protect himself from ongoing defamation.”
If you’ve been following the R. Kelly drama, you’ve noticed many of his supporters say the same thing about his alleged sex cult. Instead of acknowledging R. Kelly’s well-documented pattern of behavior, they’ve decided to let it fly. Why? Because “They’re all consenting adults.” Well, that’s not entirely the case anymore according to Johnson. Will they continue to defend this man even as new evidence seems to mount with each passing day? Only time will tell.
Heavily-debated Queen of Pop Janet Jackson is currently facing a firestorm over the legitimacy of her…you know…personal business regarding her marriage.
After reports surfaced that she and Wissam Al Mana had divorced, it wasn’t long until the public immediately honed in on finances. Labeled the “billion dollar divorce,” the commentary on Janet’s failed marriage has gotten pretty nasty.
I mean, who else right? Lady Gaga is reportedly gearing up to pay tribute to the Queen herself, Beyonce.
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll recall that Beyonce was supposed to perform at Coachella this year. That is, until she shocked the world by announcing she was pregnant with twins. Naturally, the “Die With You” singer would have no business pulling her usual stunts on stage. So, enter Lady Gaga.
According to HollywoodLife, the BeyHive may still “get their life” to some of Bey’s classic hits.
Their source said:
“Along with singing ‘Telephone,’ Gaga is trying to figure out what classic Beyonce songs she could do for a medley during her show. It is going to be an impressive show all around as Gaga wants to make it different from her regular tour set. She wants to make the surprises memorable and worth it.”
Lady Gaga’s friendship with Beyonce started back in 2009 with the release of their joint singles “Video Phone” and “Telephone” respectively. Since then, Gaga has seldom been shy about letting the world know about her admiration of the two-time SuperBowl performing artist.
Are you excited to see what she has in store? What do you think?
The Internet never forgets, and the Twitter detectives are always looking to find a case. Thanks to social media, more brands are finding the need to defend the representation in their advertisements.
Case in point: Nivea. The German-born brand of beauty products has already come under fire for its controversial choice of advertisements. The African-American community, in particular, has found their choice of copywriting…problematic.
Curious as to what those ads look like? Check them out below!
The “false traffic stop” saga continues and ends with 9 police officers fired.
The officers in question were fired for reporting traffic stops that never actually happened. The Arlington Police Department launched an investigation involving 15 police officers who allegedly served imaginary citations.