“L.C.” is speaking out. Lanita Carter, who was identified only by her initials in court documents, is publicly speaking out against R. Kelly. She told CBS This Morning that the singer sexually assaulted her on February 18, 2003.
Kelly is charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for the alleged sexual assaults of three underage girls, and Carter, the lone adult.
“I’m not ashamed of my past anymore,” she said. “I’m not ashamed of what naysayers say.”
Carter said she supported Kelly amid his 2002 indictment for child pornography.
“I would tell people, ‘Pray for him. Pray for him. I do his hair. He is nothing like what they say!'” she said. She described him as a “perfect gentleman.”
That fell apart.
She said Kelly called her down to do his hair and asked for a head message. Carter said she laughed it off and turned him down because she didn’t do messages.
“He pulled my braid down by him,” she said. “And he say, ‘Suck it for daddy, suck it for daddy.’ And I said, ‘No.’ And I did like this. [covering her face] And he just started going, [spitting noises]. He did it, like, six times.”
She said she reported the incident to cops that day, and gave them her favorite Tommy Hilfiger shirt. Semen on the clothing matched Kelly’s DNA profile, according to the bond proffer. The singer was only charged in the case last month. It’s unclear why prosecutors passed on the case then. The lead sex crimes prosecutor at the time of the alleged assault did not respond to CBS’ requests for comment.
Carter reached a settlement with Kelly after the incident, according to CBS. She said she stepped forward to prosecutors again after Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx asked for alleged victims of the singer to contact the office.
Kelly has denied breaking the law when it came to women.
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