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Mr Kelly first gave him a lead inside the singer’s Maybach when Alex was around 20, he said. “I remember him just talking to me, then kissing me hard, licking my face,” he said, adding that afterwards Mr. Kelly told him “just to be open to spirit”.

During sex with Mr Kelly, he said the singer called him “nephew”, although according to Alex they are not related. He said he was ordered to call Mr. Kelly “Papa”. Sometimes afterwards, he said, Mr. Kelly would “slap $ 100 or two in my hand just for the gas, my time.”

On one occasion, he said Mr. Kelly told him he had a present for him and asked him to wait in a room that Alex believed to be the bedroom of one of the singer’s children. There, Mr. Kelly had set up an iPad and production lights, and asked Alex to undress. Then the singer “sent the half-naked lady into the room.”

“He pretty much told us to go, but we didn’t know what to do because he was still in the room,” he said, adding that the singer “then told us to start embrace us – and think so “. . “

Mr Kelly started recording, Alex said, then masturbating, leading them through a series of sex acts.

During the encounters, the women – whose names he did not know – appeared to be “zombies,” he said.

But it was Mr. Kelly’s interactions with Aaliyah that began to draw public attention to the singer’s accusations of sexual misconduct.

In the mid-1990s, Vibe magazine reported details of the fake ID that was obtained for Aaliyah to marry Mr. Kelly in 1994. Witnesses said the union took place because Mr. Kelly thought that Aaliyah might be pregnant and feared he might be prosecuted for rape.


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