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Woman Claims R. Kelly Paid Her To Keep Silent After Alleged Underage Sexual Relationship: 'I Had To Call Him Daddy'

"I was slapped and I was choked and I was spit on."

By Gina Tron
The R. Kelly Scandal, Explained

A woman who claims to she was paid to keep quiet about her sexual relationship with R.Kelly as a teen has broken her silence.

BuzzFeed, who broke the shocking story about the R&B singer’s alleged sex cult  has published a new story on the subject, an interview with 24-year-old Jerhonda Pace. She is claiming that Kelly physically abused her as a teenager. She told the publication that she met Kelly when she was 15 after she attended his 2008 child pornography trial. Pace was a fan of the singer at the time. She said they started having a sexual relationship when she was just 16.

During her second visit to Kelly’s mansion, Pace said Kelly told her to "undress for him [and] walk back and forth like I was modeling." Then, the two allegedly engaged in oral sex, and they continued a sexual relationship for months. Pace said Kelly filmed some of their sexual encounters without her permission.

"I had to call him ‘daddy,’ and he would call me ‘baby.’ He wanted me to have two pigtails, and I had to go out and find little schoolgirl outfits,” Pace told BuzzFeed. She also claimed she had to ask him permission to use the bathroom, eat, or leave the mansion.

Initially, Pace lied to Kelly about her age, telling him she was 19. But, eventually she came clean, telling the star she was just 16. Kelly allegedly was OK with her being underage, and urged her to continue to lie about being 19.

A friend of hers who was 17 at the time still lives with Kelly, according to Pace.

Pace said Kelly got violent after he caught her texting a friend. "I was slapped and I was choked and I was spit on," she said.

Pace said that she knows Kelly could sue her for breaking the nondisclosure agreement, but she feels it is worth it.

"I feel like this is a healing process for me, because I've been holding this in for so many years, and to see that he always gets away with it, it’s just not right. I’m just going forward with my head held high," she explained.  

Kelly has denied all accusations that he is holding women against their will as sex slaves. He has a long history of suspected relations with young women. He also secretly married singer Aaliyah when she was a teenager.

[Photo: Getty Images] 

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