Documents suggest that R Kelly was beating Aaliyah or caused of physical harm.
Jim DeRogatis is a reporter who pursued the physical abuse allegations against R Kelly.
He appeared on the New York Times’ podcast series The Popcast with host Jon Caramanica last year.
During the podcast he talked about how he first went through Aaliyah and R Kelly’s marriage annulment,
“The annulment of the Aaliyah marriage and Aaliyah’s legal claim against him had been sealed in Detroit…they were sealed by the court but those documents were provided to me. It’s a harrowing document, a non-disclosure agreement on both her part and Kelly’s, vowing not to pursue further legal claims for physical abuse. So it wasn’t just an underage sexual relationship, he hit her, allegedly, according to that court document.”
You can listen to the podcast here,
So during their marriage, he allegedly caused her physical harm and had them sign non disclosure agreements that prevented her from pursuing any legal action for physical abuse. Aaliyah was 15.
The Physical Abuse allegations haven’t been spoken about almost at all, though it’s included in the documents of the marriage annulment.
For almost all of you, this will be your first time hearing about this, hopefully it sheds even more light on the type of person R Kelly is, and for those of you who continue to protect him and aren’t believing the victims.