R. Kelly says the sheriff's deputy suing him for allegedly ruining his marriage should look in the mirror — claiming the man fathered a child with another woman, hit on his co-workers and had multiple affairs outside his marriage.
The Allegations Against R. Kelly
Earlier this year, Mississippi sheriff deputy Kenny Bryant sued R. Kelly, accusing him of carrying out an affair with his wife and ruining not only his marriage, but his life.
INTERESTING FACT: Mississippi is one of the only states that allows a person to sue another for breaking up their marriage.
Bryant married Asia Childress on July 15, 2012 and says he knew she had a relationship with Kelly prior to their marriage, but was told it was over. He says the marriage was good, until Kelly entered the picture again.
Bryant claims Kelly became involved in an intimate extramarital affair with Childress in October 2012. She attended his concert a few months after the wedding and Bryant claims that she rekindled her intimate relationship with the singer.
He accuses the singer of carrying out an affair with his wife for five years. Bryant even says Kelly gave his wife Chlamydia during their affair (Kelly denies this and all the allegations Bryant made, see below).
Bryant says his wife even suggested they move to Georgia at one point, but Bryant claims she did so in order to move closer to Kelly. Bryant agreed to the move, but says he was unable to find a job and it left him in financial ruin.
Bryant claims every time the singer had a concert nearby, his wife would disappear to be with him. Bryant says he did all he could to hold onto his marriage, but ultimately it fell apart; Childress would later ask him for a divorce.
He sued seeking damages for Kelly ruining his marriage and depriving him of his spouse, love, support and conjugal affection. Bryant said he suffered emotional, psychological and financial loss.
R. Kelly Denies Sleeping with Childress, Claims Bryant Had Affairs of His Own
Recently, Kelly filed documents saying he does know Childress, but denies he slept with her and caused Bryant’s marriage to crumble.
Kelly says he doesn’t owe Bryant a dime and wants to see the entire case thrown out.
The singer claims that through his investigation, he has learned Bryant has had multiple adulterous relationships while married to Childress. Kelly also believes he has have uncovered evidence that proves Bryant fathered a child outside his marriage and that he has made romantic advances to his co-workers.
Kelly claims Bryant used his resources as a law enforcement officer to further his personal agenda and misused the legal system to perpetrate an attempted extortion against him.
Kelly is seeking Bryant's phone records to prove his case and says Bryant is the one doing the actual harassing.
The case is still pending.