The herpes issue is certainly sticking around for R. Kelly, who prosecutors say knowingly gave a 19-year-old fan the sexually transmitted disease.
According to the Daily News, Kelly met the teen at one of his concerts and then arranged travel and hotel accommodations so she could meet him at a Long Island show in May 2017. When his concert was over, Kelly went to her hotel room where he allegedly had sex with her and infected her with herpes, prosecutors say.
“In the early morning hours, the defendant unexpectedly arrived at [her] room and loudly announced his presence. Ultimately, at the defendant’s direction, the encounter became sexual in nature and the defendant engaged in sexual intercourse with [her],” the court papers read.
“The defendant did not use a condom. Prior to the intercourse, the defendant learned from his health care provider that he had contracted herpes, an infectious venereal disease, and that he should inform his sexual partners of this diagnosis and use a condom to limit exposing his sexual partners to herpes.”
This victim is one of several who have accused Kelly of giving them herpes.