Hinds County Deputy Kenny Bryant is suing R. Kelly for damages caused by an affair the R&B singer allegedly had with his wife. The deputy is claiming that Kelly caused him "emotional, psychological and financial loss."
According to Fox News, Bryant is saying that his wife, Asia Childress, had admitted to a relationship with Kelly from before the two were married in 2012. He went on to accuse her of continuing her relationship with the "Ignition" singer that following fall after she attended one of his concerts. The married couple eventually moved to Atlanta, Georgia to ostensibly further Bryant's career, but Bryant now suspects he was encouraged to move so that Childress could continue the affair. Bryant now claims the relocation had been “financially ruinous."
The lawsuit says that Childress went to numerous R. Kelly concerts after the move and met up with Kelly a handful of times. It also claims that she contracted chlamydia from Kelly after their first encounter.
"Childress did not have sexual relations with Plaintiff from October 2012 until February 2013,” the lawsuit reads. “Childress was treated for chlamydia during this time period. Childress contracted this sexual disease from her extramarital relationship with R. Kelly.”
“Bryant tried every avenue to hold his marriage together, but his efforts could not prevail against R. Kelly’s continued sexual overtures to Childress,” the lawsuit continues. “Each time R. Kelly would have a concert in a nearby state, Childress would disappear to unite with her lover. Time after time, R. Kelly cuckolded Bryant, with blatant disregard for Bryant’s and Childress’ vows.”
Bryant is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages from Kelly. He hopes to “punish [R. Kelly], make an example of him to others, and to deter him and other similarly situated defendants from engaging in adulterous conduct in the future, in the service of public interest.”
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