CHICAGO - (AP) A star prosecution witness cried Monday as she alleged at R. Kelly's child pornography trial several three-way sexual encounters with the R&B superstar and the alleged victim, some of which she said Kelly videotaped.
Lisa Van Allen, 27, the last witness before prosecutors rested their case, also told jurors in more than three hours of graphic and dramatic testimony that Kelly last year offered her $250,000 to recover a tape of one of the trysts.
During cross-examination, a defense attorney accused Van Allen of plotting to extort money from the singer, a claim she denied. Under further questioning she admitted she once stole Kelly's $20,000 diamond-studded watch from a hotel.
"Van Allen is an admitted thief and liar who wouldn't know the truth if she tripped over it," Kelly's business manager, Derrel McDavid, said in a statement.
Kelly, 41, faces as many as 15 years in prison if convicted of child pornography on suspicion of videotaping himself having sex with a female prosecutors say was as young as 13. He has pleaded not guilty and both he and the alleged victim, now 23, deny being on the video — which is separate from those Van Allen testified to being on.
The state, which called more than a dozen witnesses over two weeks, rested its case after Van Allen's testimony. Jurors will get Tuesday off before the defense begins its presentation on Wednesday.
Van Allen told jurors Monday she first had sex with Kelly and the alleged victim in 1998. Kelly would have been around 30 years old at the time, Van Allen about 18 and the alleged victim would have been 14, according to prosecutors' estimates.
Van Allen said Kelly told her at the time that the alleged victim was 16. The age of legal consent in Illinois is 17.
The three-way sex took place in the same home on Chicago's North Side where prosecutors say the sex tape at the center of the case was made, Van Allen told jurors.
She said she began crying during a second sexual encounter in 1999 with Kelly and the alleged victim, causing an upset Kelly to pick up the video camera and leave the room. She said that encounter took place at the house's basketball court.
"I started crying ... because I didn't want to do it," Van Allen testified. She said Kelly complained that her crying ruined the footage and that he never kept tapes during which she cried.
A final three-way encounter took place in a trailer during a video shoot in Chicago in 2000, Van Allen said. When someone came to the trailer door, the alleged victim "had to run into the bathroom naked" because Kelly did not want others to see her there, she told jurors.
Several months pregnant, Van Allen, from Georgia, initially appeared relaxed on the witness stand and smiled frequently. But she wept when she discussed the second alleged encounter. Prosecutors paused for two minutes as she dabbed tears from her face and regained her composure.
Kelly looked on from across the room as Van Allen testified, at least once appearing to shake his head and other times leaning into the defense table, staring at his folded hands.
Van Allen told jurors that Kelly offered her $250,000 last year to recover a tape of one of the encounters with the alleged victim. She said acquaintances of hers took the tape from Kansas City to a Chicago hotel, where it was handed over to a Kelly associate who paid $20,000 in cash.
Van Allen portrayed Kelly as obsessed with videotaping his sexual exploits, testifying that he even carried around a duffel bag with his homemade sex tapes in it.
"He carried it everywhere with him," she said. "Wherever he was at, the bag would follow him."
Van Allen said she first met Kelly at the making of a music video in Georgia about 10 years ago. She later appeared in several Kelly music videos, including one for the song "I Wish," in which she braids the singer's hair.
During a 1998 Kelly concert tour, Van Allen said, she simulated sex with the singer in front of the audience.
"You didn't cry then, did you?" asked defense attorney Sam Adam Sr., who repeatedly suggested Van Allen's tears in court were disingenuous.
Before Van Allen took the stand, Judge Vincent Gaughan advised that she had been appointed an attorney, saying some of her testimony might be "self-incriminating." She was granted immunity by prosecutors.
Van Allen said she approached prosecutors about testifying in the case only several months ago — six years after Kelly was charged.
"It's the right thing to do," she explained to jurors.
But Adam said Van Allen had ulterior motives when she contacted prosecutors in March, including to help get a reduced sentence in a weapons case for a man she lives with.
Adam also noted that Van Allen told prosecutors only Monday that she stole Kelly's watch in 2001.
"So the spirit didn't move you to do the right thing, this, until today?" Adam asked. He pointed across the courtroom at Kelly. "You tried to extort that man over there," he said.
Van Allen denied the accusation, saying Kelly asked her in 2007 whether she could hand over the tape of one of their three-way encounters.
Asked whether she knew of any other copies of that tape, Van Allen gestured at Kelly across the room, referring to him by his birth name.
He's going to want to believe HE CAN FLY when those dirty a$$ prison dudes start FEELIN ON HIS BOOTY!
Please hurry and lock his *** up.
If he gets away with this, it'll floor me.
Why would the prosecution put this half-aZZ witness on the stand to testify??!!!
I don't know about this, but what I do know is that I'm about to go to Youtube and find the "I Wish" video to see this girl!! Haaa!
I hope this perverted *** gets the key thrown at his ***! He is a *** pedaphile!!
It's our turn now the prosecution has rested. We don't need to call any witnesses. They didnt prove anything. Free R. Kelly!!
R Kelly was wrong...but these girls are not victims. They knew what their hot azzes were doing and knew it was wrong to do it. They need to be punished as well...instead they continue to get paid off. R Kelly does what your homeboys down the street do. He ain't not different except someone that can sing exceptionally well. I hope the hoes got a beating as well for what their stupid butts did.
KELLS...PACK UR THINGS BRUH
***, liar, thief, extortionist. Wait till her ex-boyfriend tells his side of the story. She only does the right thing for herself.
it ain't looking so good 4 the pied piper
Yea, he going to jail, this aint looking good for him at all.
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Why would the prosecution put this half-aZZ witness on the stand to testify??!!!
I don't know about this, but what I do know is that I'm about to go to Youtube and find the "I Wish" video to see this girl!! Haaa!
Right behind ya (heads for youtube)
R. Kelly is a grown *** man who knew what he was doing when he did it. I know most of us have seen the tape and we know it is him. I think the fact that he is still denying that it is him on the tape speaks volumes. He knew what he did was wrong and he is trying to cover it up by lying. It's a *** shame........
And to BALLER.........you are wrong. Yes, regular everyday dudes do this but if you had a daughter would you mind if it was done to her?
back...Who's baby girl is he holdin in the video?? The prosecution might want to go look for her and ask her her a few questions!!
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R Kelly was wrong...but these girls are not victims. They knew what their hot azzes were doing and knew it was wrong to do it. They need to be punished as well...instead they continue to get paid off. R Kelly does what your homeboys down the street do. He ain't not different except someone that can sing exceptionally well. I hope the hoes got a beating as well for what their stupid butts do
HA ignorant ppl like you are the ones having *** w/minors talkin about they know what they are doing and want it, well guess what?? That *** doesnt hold in court, thats why its called STATUTORY RAPE mofos!! Who cares the girls might be throwing themselves @ him but he SHOULD know better being an adult
If he would have went to trial, when this s_h_i_t_ first came about, he might have a higher chance of actually getting convicted. As this date/time, it is all a WASTE of time. He will walk, make a hot new album and recoup the money he spent on trial. (and I will buy the album) it is what it is. Lesson learned.
That b_i_t_c_h_'s testimony means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. She out for self and her man, she a bigger *** than the underage *** that ain't beat for this trial. She set for the rest of her life, and it is what it is.
Love you Kells.
(p.s. - If I am wrong, I'll be your pen pal! :)
Man kells did not rape these lil fast azz hoes he is morally wrong and will have to face god but these hoes willingly gave it up there are guys married to 15 year olds because there parents agreed to it what makes them different it's all nasty but only god can judge....
Chicago riding for you Kells
Free R. Kelly my azz. that nicca needs to go to jail. whats wrong wit you stupid azz people. what if that was ur child. he is not above any law.
As for what if this was your child comments. First and foremost I would not let my teenage daughter hang around a grown azz man and be in videos or whatever.This chick is just looking for her next payday. I mean Kelly is wrong but come on now people these girls are at fault as well. When I was 14 yes older men tried to talk to me but I had the common sense to turn them down. Kelly should be punished for his involvement but the question still remains why are these parents letting their children hang around azz grown man. I don't understand it. *** Aaliyah's ( god rest her soul)mother let the *** marry her 15 year old daughter.Does no one anything wrong with that. Maybe those heffa's mothers was looking for a pay day too. People need to stop soliciting their kids. The parents should be at fault as well.
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THESE YOUNG HOES WILLINGLY GAVE IT UP AND THERE
MINORS ..WHO DONT MAKE GOOD DECISIONS ...THERE ARE LAWS PUT *** PLACE TO KEEP NASTY AZZ OLDER MEN OR WOMEN FROM PREYING ON MISGUIDED YOUTH
R KELLY DIDNT RAPE THE BROAD ..HE HAD *** WITH A MINOR ITS AGANIST THE LAW GIVE EM SOME FED TIME MAKE THIS NICCA REGEISTER AS A *** OFFENDER PERIOD....
AND I DONT THINK ALL OF THE CHI IS RIDING FOR THIS *** BRUH CUT THA ***
SHE NEED HER *** BEAT STEALING A $20,000 WATCH. THIS *** IS FAKE SHE WASN'T CRYING IN HIS VIDEOS OR ON STAGE IN CONCERT. THIS *** TRYING TO ACT LIKE SHE'S A REFORMED HOE.
I doubt that Kells is going to jail, even though he may deserve it. They don't have any hard evidence. Only hear say.
I think the prosecuters are just dragging out the trial in hopes that either Kells or the girl breaks down. And I doubt that will happen. He probably payed that girl off.
FREE R.KELLY!!!!! I WILL SAY THAT ALL DAY!!!! I LOVE R.KELLY ITS NOT MEANT FOR ME TO JUDGE THAT MAN AND HIS PERSONAL LIFE. I SEEN THE TAPE AND THAT LADY WAS DOING THINGS THAT I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT...R.KELLY JUST HAPPENED TO TAPE HIS EPISODE. YA'LL WANNA BEAT R.KELLY DOWN FOR MESSING WITH YOUNG GIRLS...BUT DON'T NOBODY WANNA TALK ABOUT MARVIN *** MARRYING A 16 YEAR OLD! AND WAS WITH HER FOR YEARS!!! NOBODY DOGS HIM OUT OR SAYS THAT HE NEEDS BE THROWN UNDER THE JAIL! EVERYBODY STILL LOVES MARVIN *** BUT YA'LL WANNA JUDGE R.KELLY. OK, HE MARRIED AALIYAH...BUT THEY REALLY DID LOVE EACH OTHER AND BACK IN THE 1920'S AND 30'S BLACK PEOPLE MARRIED YOUNG. OLD MEN DATED YOUNG GIRLS THAT HOW IT WAS...ITS ALWAYS GONNA BE THAT WAY. POINT BLANK. I'M GONNA RIDE WIT R.KELLY ALL DAY!!! FREE R. KELLY!!
R. Kelly is so *** fine!!! Just had to get that off my chest. That trick on that tape got more shills than Superhead!! What an unreliable chick. If you will steal, you will lie. On top of that, this chick is living with and possibly having a baby with a dude who is about to go to jail himself. "put that testimony where? back there!!!
Ok guys...I realize that we have been loving R.Kelly for years but dude is a PERV...She was 13 years old. 13 people! If that was your daughter, niece, lil sister or whomever you would be trying to bury his AZZ under the jail. Even if she knew what she was doing and appeared to like being *** on. He was the adult PERIOD and he is a PERV. Time for the "pied piper" to pay up. I bet he gets all 15 years. He earned them.
Looks like "Rra" is going to jail. Luckily he's from the Chi. They'll protect that booty while he's in jail.
ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES
I had been avoiding watching such filth. But, NOW I WANNA SEE THAT *** TAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone know where I can see it?
I don't give a *** how fast them little tramps were, R. KELLY is a grown azz man and HE is the one that was supposed to be the responsible adult to refuse to have *** with an underage CHILD....Even if 17 is legal in Chi-Town, (they weren't 17) no REAL GROWN AZZ MAN needs to be thinking about a 17 yr old child....If they were 18, I wouls STILL call his azz a molester...He was 30 yrs old....When I was 20 or 21 I think I might have messed with a 18 yr old but at 34 (what I am now) I STILL don't want no female younger than maybe 24....GROWN MEN just don't think that way....!!!!!!....I know plenty of dudes that think, "If she is 18 then she is legal"....And guess what I think, they must not be man enough to get a grown azz womam so they go after children that they can manipulate and impress with bling bling etc. A REAL woman wants a REAL man....A young girl, just want a man!!!!!
If you have Bearshare, you can download it there for free but you have to get the old versions of Bearshare....Search google for: Free bearshare old versions....Then search for R. Kelly *** tape....Now that I've downloaded it or nothing....LMFAO....I saw them *** when they first came out but, they are still available on Bearshare
I personally hope he gets that sentence concurrent for the next 45 years....I have a 16, 11 and 7 year old daughters and Negro's like him need to be OFF THE STREETS so I can sleep better at ***....!
Mane dat *** aint goin to jail, look at T.I., dem entertainment *** snitch own regular *** to get the heat off dem, Kelly aint goin to jail, I don't like *** gettin locked up, but vick went to jail ova sum fuhkin dogs, they need to set an example on dis fuhk boys!
wow that looks bad rkelly!!!!!!
SHE SHOULD BE IN TROUBLE TO RIGHT, AFTER ALL SHE WAS 18 AT THE TIME AND THE GURL WAS 14. SHES NO DIFFERENT THEN ANYONE ELSE. I'M JUST SAYING
wow r.kelly I got mad luv for you, but *** not looking to good..I wish you well!
Why everyone is coming down on Kelly, where were the parents when the lil hot hephers were giving away p%&&y and h%&d by the truck loads. It aint like he threatened their lives for a piece of a$$. Let him be. Somebody found out htat their daughter was a freak and now they mad!!!!
It's so obvious what R.Kelly did. He made Aaliyah into a star, so naturally these other girls are gonna try and hang around him in hopes that one day too, they can b the next Aaliyah. Take the young lady on the video tape. She was in that group 4 The Cause, and they had moderate success overseas, but I guess she wanted to b a big thing here in the U.S. So her being young and impressionable, she decided to chill with R.Kelly in hopes that she'd be his next teen protege. Maybe he did that for all the other young ladies claiming that they had *** with him; they were either dancers or aspiring singers. So I know all lot of people on here are callin the girls "hoes" or whatnot, but they were just misguided and blinded by the fame that R.Kelly had.
my bad!! my comp is messin up lol
First of all I have never seen the tape because I really dont want to watch anything like that.I am truely a fan of his music and that is all I am concerned about at this time.Anything that he does he has to deal with God that is his personal business . There are plenty of people who has problems like he does but do you really feel they should lose there job? So why are people saying dont buy his cd's I could see if he was selling his tapes then that would be another story but should his kids not eat or have nice clothes because he has issues.Iam one of the biggest r-kelly fans you will ever meet I love all his music his last cd was ok and have been to all his concerts.I say that to say I support his music and not anything that has to do with his personal life.Now Alot of people say if that was your daughter or neice you would not want that to happen to them but believe me when I say if money wasnt the issue sparkle and her family would have went straight to his door and kick his azzz when they first got the tape then the police would of been taken me and him away and we both would of been in jail.If she was protecting her neice then why let the tape get out for everyone who see it to shame her neice. You know why because she was out to mess up r-kelly career becuase she didnt have one anymore. she really didnt care about her neice at all if you really look at it.Not excusing him for what he was suppose to have done but like many have said there are alot of people that need to be charged right along with him when and if he get charged.God bless r-kelly and his family and I pray for the help that he needs to get for his problem.
I don't know why all these so called witness want to get on the stand now and cry. They were not crying when they were doing what they were doing and getting paid.
This last witness I don't know where they found her at or she found them whatever but they should have left her the he#@ where she was at.
How do she get ammunity for two seperate cases to half *** testify against Kelly. A known liar and a theif her crediabilty is *** right there.
She wants to get on the stand and cry, even if Kelly did lie to her and say the girl was 16 she still committed a crime by sleeping with a minor.
Sparkle knew all along that Kelly was banging her neice she only turned in the tape when he didn't further her career. If they sentence Kelly they need to include the following people as well.
1. Kelly wife - she found out about it
2. Sparkle - she knew all the time
3. The minor parents - They had to know or they should of had better supervision on the child
4. The stupid as% last witness - for engaging in *** with a minor
kells is bogus for doing what he does but these girls are just as wrong. she stimulated *** in front of a crowd but now she wants to cry in court, get the F**k out of here with that
Dammit! Her face wasn't really shown in the "I Wish" video!
Somebody has to know what other videos she was in??!! Help us out here...
I also went to youtube to view this video and you're right you can hardly see her face. But the little glimpse you do see she looks kinda old *** hell to be just around 17 or 18.
I KNOW BOTH LISA AND ROBERT AND SHE IS TELLING THE TRUTH!! TRUST ME!!
HE AINT GOING TOO JAIL!
HURRY UP AND FREE MY SEXY *** MAN!
"ARMY STRONG FOR YOUR BOO"
THAT BYTCH IS A LYING THEFTING BYTCH!
SHE WAITED ALL THAT TIME TOO FINALLY SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT?!
I'M NOT TRYNA HEAR *** THAT GOLD DIGGING LYING BYTCH HAVE TOO SAY.
IT'S FUNNY SINCE THE MONEY STOP COMING IN, NOW THE TIRED BYTCH CAME FORWARD.
HEY SHE FIGURED, R.KELLY CASE= "GREEN MONEY", FOR ME ANY MY MAN, AND MY KIDS.
THAT *** IS A FREAKING JOKE.
THEY NEED TO LOCK HER *** UP TOO THEN.
So fam you telling me these laws are protecting our minors...??? please man where the fu.ck you from a minor could convince their parents to allow them to marry at like 15 even though they don't always make good decisions her parents could have easily allowed her to marry Kelly legally... So does it make it ok because powerful white men that run the country make it ok... I say kelly is morally wrong but should not be charged criminally for this cause god will handle that.
I am right behind you ttiiaa77...LMBO...That chick scandalous she got her own reasons for coming out now an saying something R. was wrong but these chicks just being greasy!!!!
Who give a F U C ***. He is not going to jail DUH.
R.KELLY is sexy as H E L L
FREE R.KELLY dat hoe lying....how da *** you gon come out now *** saw dat this *** happen.she a money hungry *** who need to work at food world or sum ***......FREE R.KELLY cuz he make hits like a ***
This is so crazy. I believe Van Allens story cuz you can add it up. Everything shes saying could be true cuz we know that R. Kelly is a freaky individual, compared to all the music he made except for like 2 or 3 songs, the rest I couldve made kids from but at the same time he was making videos with kids. I know how she could feel cuz i imagine myself sitting on the stand testifying against someone that I know personally for years, someone that i know i had encounters with, that also paid me well. THen on the other hand, hes denying all of it. Hes saying that all this time-making videos and sexual encounters-all the times of being with R.Kelly-hes sayn i wasnt with him. It was the crackhead that they found on 25th St that looks exactly like him and he paid me all that money to sleep with someone that is impersonating him, I dont think so. I why wont he give his SS#, either he has a wrap *** or hes who i think he is and thatis Kellys brother, maybe.But anyway, That hurts. Kelly knows what really happen, but hes doing what anyone else would do and that is save hisself from the prisoners. The funny part about all this is-I bet the jury knew or was waiting to see what Kelly & his lawyers had up their sleeves. I bet as soon as they brought forth their secret witness, the jury & judge was sayn to their self "I knew it"
Dayum! I see there are some pedophiles on this post. Looking @ pictures and taking notes. You'll are just as sick and twisted as he. I hope whoever knows you that sees this post keep their children away from you!!
*correction* "as him"
FIRST OFF.......THIS DEMOCRAT CHANGES PARTIES NOW THAT UNCLE TOM GOT THE NOMINATION....MONEY THAT I WAS GOING TO DONATE TO HILLARY'S CAMPAIGN WILL NOW GO TO JOHN MCCAIN......R. KELLY YOU IN TROUBLE YOU SICK ***...WISH I WAS ON THAT JURY...WOULD ARGUE THAT YOU MUST GO TO JAIL.......WHERES YOUR CLOSET NOW! ***
F@%***, R Kelly, *** ass !!! , If this was you or I , you people , would think differently ! but because he's R Kelly , the law protects him not the under age girl !! , This old *** man has a history of this ***!!!, starting back before this case !! The parents aren't letting their children hang around old *** grown man, he paid them off.
If this was your kid that was raped you would want him put away, if this was you ! R *** Ass Kelly , wouldn't give to ***'s about you going to jail.