R. Kelly trial: Witness testifies R&B star forced sex acts, told her ‘I’m a legend’

In this courtroom artist's sketch, R. Kelly, center, listens during his trial in New York on Aug. 26, 2021.NEW YORK – R. Kelly’s sex-trafficking trial continued into Day 10 on Wednesday with more graphic testimony from a witness who says he forced her into sex acts, told her he’s a “legend” and that he likes a woman “who reminds him of a puppy, his daughter or his mom.”

The witness, who testified as “Faith,” is one of the six complaining witnesses whose allegations underlie the sex trafficking, racketeering and other charges Kelly faces at the trial in federal court in Brooklyn. So far, the jury has heard testimony from or about five of those women.

On Tuesday, Faith told the jury that she wasn’t a fan of Kelly’s but he enticed her to join him on the road after she met him at a concert in Texas. (more)