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R. Kelly is accused of using silence to silence a girl's family with a sex tape

One of the women met Mr. Kelly in a shopping mall about 15 years ago, when she was about 20 years old, according to a request presented yesterday by Richard P. Donoghue, the United States lawyer in Brooklyn. Mr. Kelly invited her to his recording studio in Chicago, where his co-workers made a copy of his driving license, he looked for his suitcase and had her sign what she thought was a non-disclosure agreement.

She was taken to a locked bedroom, where she was held "without sustenance" for three days. After a member of Mr. Kelly's entourage finally gave her something to eat and drink, she became dazed and tired. She woke up to find Mr. Kelly with her, wrote Mr. Donoghue, "in circumstances that made it clear that he had sexually assaulted while unconscious."

He was another victim 16 when Mr. Kelly, who was 40 at the time, began to mistreat her, wrote Mr. Donoghue. Kelly made her believe that if she hadn't obeyed him, "she or her family would be seriously damaged". And if she hadn't followed his sexual commands, she would have been slapped, choked or locked up in her room for days without food.

A woman identified in the Brooklyn prosecution as Jane Doe 5 appears to be Faith A. Rodgers, a Texas woman who sued Mr. Kelly on charges of having a sexual battery, a false imprisoned and knowingly infect it with herpes without revealing it. That seed remains unsolved.

Some of the new charges revolve around Kelly's habit of creating videotapes of her sexual activities, some of which escaped his possession. When he realized that tapes involving underage girls could cause him problems, he and his associates would be furiously scrambling to retrieve videos that had been deleted, according to one of the charges.

In 2001, he and his sales manager, Derrel McDavid, started paying an acquaintance hundreds of thousands of dollars to track down and pick up his tapes, he said. Later, when that acquaintance planned a press conference to announce that he had videos showing Kelly's involvement in sexual activities with minors, Mr. Kelly, Mr. McDavid and others paid the person $ 170,000 to cancel it. They also agreed to pay one of the underage girls $ 350,000 to return the tapes, but he also made her take a polygraph test to affirm that she was returning all the copies she had, according to the accusation.

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