During a press conference in New York City on Thursday, two new women decided to come forward to share their stories about how they were sexually abused by R. Kelly.
Latresa Scaff, 40 and Rochelle Washington, 39 sat beside their attorney Gloria Allred and broke down what actually happened to them 20 years ago when they met the singer.
The women said they were 16 and 15 years old at the time when they were sexually abused by Kelly in 1995 after his concert. Scaff shared that security had handpicked them from the crowd at the Baltimore arena and asked them to come on stage. They were then invited to an after-party with Kelly at a hotel and were reportedly offered both cocaine and marijuana.
According to Scaff’s statement, one of Kelly’s staff came in and asked that she and Washington take off their dresses, where Kelly entered wearing a white shirt and jeans and having his penis exposed out his pants. Scaff goes on to say that she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol at the time and Kelly wanted her and Washington to engage in sex with him on the bed, but Washington refused and retreated into the bathroom.
Scaff admitted that she then performed oral sex on Kelly but did not have the capacity to consent when Kelly had sex with her and he left the room soon after.
Scaff said during the conference:
“I’m coming forward now because I felt this is the right thing to do,” said Scaff. “I’m speaking out because I want to encourage other victims who I know must be other there to come forward as well.” She added, “I’m here today after seeing other victims along the way and more. I feel like I need to be here to tell what happened to me because of all the other victims that were affected as well. That is why I am here.”
Washington added: “I want justice for anyone who was hurt or violated. I want victims to know it’s not their fault,” said Washington. “I want to send a message to anyone who believes she was a victim of R. Kelly’s.”
source: the hollywood unlocked