A federal judge has denied a request from R. Kelly to reveal the identities of two alleged victims of the fallen R&B star who are listed as Jane Does in court papers.
Brooklyn Federal Judge Ann Donnelly denied Kelly’s motion after prosecutors working on the case against the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer warned her that unmasking the Jane Doe’s could leave them open to threats.
Prosecutors cited a purportedly threatening letter that Kelly sent to Heather Williams, another accuser who alleges in a lawsuit that the disgraced singer gave her herpes when they had sex in 2017 on Long Island. Williams was 19 years old at the time.
The two women that Kelly wanted to unveil are listed as Jane Doe No. 2 and Jane Doe No. 3 in court papers.
Jane Doe No. 2 alleges that she met Kelly in 1999 and had sex with him when she was 16 years old.
Jane Doe No. 3 claims that, between 2003 and 2004, Kelly locked her in a bedroom in a Chicago recording studio for three days without food and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious.
By: Damilola Faustino