Kitti Jones dated R. Kelly for two years, and is now coming forward with incredibly disturbing allegations about him. In a tell-all interview, Kitti details alleged abuse, sexual coercion and more that she faced at the hands of the R&B singer.
One of the women who backed up this summer’s allegations that R. Kelly is holding women in a “cult” is now coming forward with a slew of other shocking claims about the singer. Kitti Jones, a former radio DJ and longtime fan of Kelly, met the R&B singer in June 2011, and says they then began a two-year relationship, which quickly took a shocking turn. It started when she went to visit him in Denver after their first meeting, she claims. “I’m thinking we’re going to hug or peck each other,” she tells Rolling Stone. “But he plopped down on the couch and pulled out his penis and started pleasuring himself.” There were other red flags that weekend, according to Kitti — “He was like a drill sergeant,” she recalls — but she was so infatuated by Kelly, and says he made her feel “good.”
By November, Kitti moved to Chicago to be with Kelly full-time, which is when, she says, he began “governing nearly every detail of her life.” Kitti claims Kelly forced her to call him “daddy,” dictated what she wore, and expected her to send text message updates constantly. Less than a month after they started living together, Kitti alleges R. Kelly got physically abusive. “He just turned into a monster,” she alleges, recalling how he allegedly kicked her “multiple times” and slapped her across the face. Still, she says she didn’t leave him, because she had quit her job to be with him. That year, he physically abused her about 10 times, she claims.
Another shocking incident allegedly took place on Thanksgiving 2012, when Kelly went to a big dinner with 20 associates and didn’t invite Kitti. “I starved on Thanksgiving because the room service [at the hotel] was closed and he made m ethink he was coming back to get me at 11:00,” she reveals. “He just hopped back in the bed the next day like it was nothing.”
The next year, Kelly allegedly moved Kitti into a new home with some of his other girlfriends. During this time, he allegedly starved Kitti as punishment, and she claims she went up to two and a half days without food. In March 2013, the singer allegedly forced Kitti to have sexual relations with another one of his girlfriends. This allegedly continued after that, with Kelly reportedly threatening Kitti that she’d be “punished” if she didn’t have sex with the women he provided. “He videotapes everything that he does and sometimes he’ll just make you watch what he’s done to other girls or girls that he had be together,” Kitti claims. “He would masturbate to that and then have you give him oral sex while he’s watching what he did with somebody else.” Another horrifying example? Kelly allegedly urinated on two women while in the middle of a sex act with them, according to Kitti.
This allegedly went on for six months, with Kitti allegedly facing physical abuse if she did not comply with Kelly’s sexual coercion. She remembers contemplating suicide, but eventually drew up the courage to left the singer for good in Sept. 2013. Since then, she’s been working to rebuild her life, although she admits to still sometimes feeling sympathetic toward her ex.
R. Kelly has denied all of Kitti’s allegations. “Mr. Kelly is aware of the repeated and now evolving claims of [Ms. Jones],” his rep said. “It is unfortunate that Ms. Jones, after public statements to the contrary, is now attempting to portray a relationship history with Mr. Kelly as anything other than consensual involvement between two adults. As stated previously, Mr. Kelly does not control the decision-making or force the actions of any other human being, including Ms. Jones, by her own admission. Any claim of wrongdoing of any kind or mistreatment of any woman by him is false, ill-motived and defamatory.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Kitti’s claims?