A former hairdresser of R. Kelly has spoken out about the abuse that she allegedly suffered at his hands.
Kelly was arrested on 10 charges stemmed from cases involving four different women.
Lanita Carter is one of the four accusers and sat down with 'CBS This Morning' host Jericka Duncan.
“I’ve been carrying this since 2003,” Carter said.
“I have had to sit on a public bus and watch public conversation: ‘Did you hear about what they did with R. Kelly? They need to leave that man alone.’ And I can’t stand up for myself. I finally realized: I don’t wanna be this victim. I don’t wanna be a part of this.”
“I was sexually abused by him and I live after that. I try to pick up the pieces every day. It’s hard but I know I’ll get through it. I’m not ashamed of my past anymore,” she told Duncan tearfully.
"When I finally realized I don’t want to be this victim, I don’t want to be a part of this, every time I tried to pick myself up again, I felt like something on the news brought me back to what I thought I swept under the rug," she continued.
“Today I say: no more. You can talk about me. You can not like what I’m sayin’ about your favorite singer. But this is my life… This is my truth. This is what I have. If I die tomorrow, I know that I told the truth.”
In previously released documents, Carter alleged Kelly exposed himself to her and attempted to force her into oral sex. She was 24 at the time.
“Robert Kelly then masturbated and ejaculated onto the victim and spit in her face several times. The shirt the victim was wearing was submitted to [Illinois State Police] for DNA testing and semen was identified on the shirt. The male DNA identified in the semen sample is a match to Robert Kelly’s DNA profile," the documents read.
Kelly has denied all claims that have been made against him.