R. Kelly’s brothers and ex-wife claim the singer was molested for years while growing up.
The revelations came out on the premiere episode of “Surviving R. Kelly: Part II”. The disgraced singer’s two brothers, Carey and Bruce, spoke to producers about their upbringing.
The two claim there was a neighborhood man who went by Mr. Henry. They recalled the man become increasingly sexual with them over time. One incident included him walking around half-naked and then pulling his penis out in his hand.
All three brothers ran out of Mr. Henry’s home and he told them not to tell anyone. His ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, confirmed that Kelly told her a similar story about being assaulted.
His brother said Mr. Henry tried “inappropriate things” with Kelly. His mother found out about the alleged assault and called police. His brother claims the town found out and neighbors viciously beat Mr. Henry.
His brother claimed Mr. Henry bonded out of jail and then “bribed” their mother with $5,000. She agreed not to go to court by accepting the payment. His brother said he had no idea why his mother did it.
According to his brother, Kelly was molested by a female family member years later. Kelly has admitted publicly that he was molested from age 7 till 13/14.
Kelly’s brother said the assaults that happened in the singer's childhood changed him forever.
In another teaser, Damon Dash sat down with “Surviving R. Kelly: Part II” producers to talk about Aaliyah’s relationship with the singer.
Dash said Aaliyah a “good soul, good girl” who wasn’t “resentful” about Kelly’s treatment of her when he met her.
Dash said Aaliyah felt like “let that man live but keep him away from me.” He claims Aaliyah was happy with just being away from Kelly after their marriage was annulled.
Back in 1994, a 27-year-old R. Kelly married a 15-year-old Aaliyah without her parent's knowledge. Aaliyah's parents would eventually have the marriage annulled. Prosecutors accuse Kelly of bribing a state official to obtain a fake id for the late singer.
R. Kelly's girlfriend, Azriel Clary, posted a cryptic message right before the premiere.