R. Kelly is known to have made the women in his alleged sex cult sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep them from talking about what happened and now we have our first look at just what it is these women were allegedly made to sign.
The Blast has obtained a copy of the NDA, which is copyrighted on every page by RSK Enterprises, R. Kelly’s management company. We’re told this is the document Kelly gave to women to sign and was even given to the mother of one of the alleged victim’s when she went to visit her daughter.
Upon signing, the signee is now included “as a privileged member of Robert Kelly’s (‘Mr Kelly’) team (the ‘Team’), which may allow me to access privileged and/or confidential and/or proprietary information only available to trusted members of Mr. Kelly related enterprises (the ‘Opportunities’).”
The “opportunities” are referred to throughout the agreement but it is never made clear what they are.
The specifics of what constitutes confidential information are laid out and cover seven areas:
- The premise and concept of his intellectual property
- Mr. Kelly’s business and private life
- The business activities of the Company and/or Mr. Kelly
- The Company’s employment practices or policies
- “The activities occurring in connection with the Opportunities”
- Ideas, concepts or business plans disclosed by the company
- “The outcome of the Opportunity”
Oddly enough, the signee also agrees not to disclose any confidential information to “other team members and/or officers of the Company except where there is a specific reason to know.”
The signee of the non-disclosure agreement must also “ensure that my agents, family, employees and all persons that I introduce to Mr. Kelly and his affiliates are obligated to keep confidential and never disclose, use, misappropriate, or confirm or deny the veracity of, any statement concerning Mr. Kelly, the Company and any and all entities affiliated with Mr. Kelly.”
If any of those people breach the deal, the signee agrees to be held liable.
As to be expected, the NDA also prohibits the signee from talking to the press.
“During and after my involvement in the Team,” the document states, “I shall not directly or through any publicity representative or otherwise circulate, publish or otherwise disseminate any news story, article, book or other publicity about or relating to the Confidential Information.”
And what NDA would be complete without this: “I hereby agree not to sue and irrevocably and unconditionally release, waive, and forever discharge Company … from any and all matter of liabilities, claims and demands of any kind or nature, whatsoever, in law or equity.”