A woman who sued R. Kelly for sexual battery is demanding her lawsuit against the singer move forward, despite him blowing off the case for months.
On January 8, Faith Rodgers filed court docs in New York requesting the judge set a hearing in her case.
Rodgers served Kelly with the legal docs back in September at his Oak Park, Illinois residence. Kelly has failed to respond to the allegations in court or hire a lawyer to represent him.
Back in May, 20-year-old Rodgers sued Kelly accusing him of mental and sexual abuse during a year-long relationship, which ended with him allegedly infecting her with herpes.
Rodgers said she met the singer after a Texas concert in March 2017 and the two started dating. She accused him of recording her without consent, submitting to deviant and compromising sexual contact, engaging in forceful sexual contact that was initiated without consent or despite her objections.
She also claimed R. Kelly often locked her in rooms, studios and cars to punish her and had his assistant stand watch while she was confined.
Rodgers sued seeking unspecified damages for sexual battery, false imprisonment and for not telling her about his alleged STD.
She was also one of the many women who appeared on Lifetime’s docu-series, “Surviving R. Kelly,” detailing the harrowing abuse she suffered.
As The Blast first reported, the Fulton County District Attorney has been actively investigating R. Kelly and a mansion he previously owned in Johns Creek, GA.
We’re told, since the airing of “Surviving R. Kelly,” alleged sex slave Joycelyn Savage has been contacted by the Fulton County D.A. and ordered to come in for questioning related to her time with the singer. Our sources say the Savage family has been cooperating fully with the investigation.
Kelly’s manager is also under investigation for allegedly harassing and threatening the parents of Savage.