The witness who identified herself as Addie is just the latest woman to allege that the singer sexually assaulted her.
Addie said that she was seeking Kelly’s autograph backstage in his dressing room where the assault took place in September of 1994. She was attending a concert in Miami with her best friend where Aaliyah was performing and Kelly was the headliner.
“I was in complete shock,” she recalled. “I basically went blank.”
“He wanted to play a game [to see] who could kiss better,” she added. “He started kissing on my best friend … [and then] he started kissing on me.”
Addie claimed that she tried to remove herself from the unexpected encounter but was unable because Kelly became aggressive towards her.
“He started getting a little more aggressive … that’s when he started holding my wrists and unzipping my pants, pulling them down, and started having sexual intercourse with me,” she said.
Addie also noted that Kelly didn’t use a condom and he invited her friend to join them but she refused.
After the encounter, the two girls ran out of the dressing room and Addie said her friend wanted to report the incident to the police but she didn’t because she feared being “blacklisted” in the industry and the public shame of being assaulted.
“I didn’t go to law enforcement because I didn’t want more victim shaming and more humiliation at that time,” she said. “I didn’t even know if they would believe me. I didn’t want to be victim-shamed.”
Although Kelly is not being charged with assaulting Addie, the prosecution is using her testimony to show a pattern of sexual assault by Kelly and his attraction to underage girls.
Another bombshell that was dropped during the court proceedings was when the first male accuser claimed that Kelly sexually assaulted him, according to the New York Times.
Louis, who is now 32, told the jury that Kelly began sexually abusing him when he was 17 and the singer took advantage of him because he had an interest in becoming a singer.
According to Louis, Kelly asked him what he “was willing to do for music” and asked him if he had any sexual fantasies about men. Although he said no, Louis said Kelly performed oral sex on him while parked in his garage.
Kelly told Louis to “keep it between me and him. We [are] family now—we brothers.”
Louis met Kelly when he was a senior in high school and working at a McDonald’s in the Chicago area. Kelly gave him and another employee his phone number while in the drive-thru line, Louis testified.
Louis said that his mother called Kelly about his music career and was invited to attend a party at his mansion. At least twice he recorded music at Kelly’s Chocolate Factory studio.
As their relationship evolved, Louis said Kelly called him “little brother,” told him to call him “Daddy” and recorded their sexual encounters. He claims he kept seeing Kelly because he “really wanted to make it” in the music business and brought his friends along to his parties. Louis said Kelly took an interest in one of his best friends and asked him to “keep bringing” him back. His friend, who was 16 at the time, began having sex with Kelly according to court records. On one occasion, Louis claimed that Kelly asked them to “touch each other” but they refused.
Recently, Louis pleaded guilty to attempted bribery for offering a financial payoff to a potential witness against Kelly if she wouldn’t cooperate with the government. He said he did not want to testify but did so in exchange for the government notifying the judge in his case of his cooperation.
Kelly has denied the accusations and pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, which include a single count of racketeering and eight counts of violating an interstate anti-sex trafficking law known as the Mann Act.