R. Kelly and his cronies allegedly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover tapes showing the R&B legend having sex with a minor after they went missing, federal prosecutors claimed during his trial.

The bombshell allegation about the huge payments Kelly is said to have made in 2007 was part of an intense day in court Monday — that also included the mother of an alleged victim admitting on the stand that she had lied to a grand jury two decades prior because she feared the singer, the Chicago Tribune reported.

R. Kelly and his goons allegedly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover tapes showing the R&B legend having sex with a minor.
R. Kelly and his goons allegedly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover tapes showing the R&B legend having sex with a minor.
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“We were very, very frightened,” said the woman, who testified under the pseudonym “Susan.”

Her daughter, now 37, previously took the stand under the name “Jane,” describing how Kelly allegedly videotaped himself having oral sex with her at his home in Chicago when she was 14 years old.

Susan testified that her daughter appeared in a child porn video with Kelly, who was acquitted of charges stemming from the same footage in a 2008 trial. 

The mom said after confronting Kelly about allegedly abusing her underage daughter, he said, “You are with us or against us.”

Her impression was that Kelly and his people “were going to harm us if we didn’t do what they wanted us to do,” she told the court.

Susan said she and her now-deceased husband were depending on Kelly financially at the time.

The Grammy-winning performer’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, tried to get Susan to admit the threats were perceived.

“No one actually threatened you, did they?” Bonjean, who also represented Bill Cosby, asked.

“Yes, they did,” Susan said. 

R. Kelly's lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, tried to get Susan to admit the threats were perceived.
R. Kelly’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, tried to get Susan to admit the threats were perceived.
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Bonjean further pressed Susan, saying if she lied to the court in the 2000s, she could be lying now.

Susan insisted she was telling the truth, although her testimony did at times contradict her daughter, according to the Tribune.

The bombshell allegation about the huge payments R. Kelly is said to have made in 2007 was part of an intense day in court Monday.
The bombshell allegation about the huge payments R. Kelly is said to have made in 2007 was part of an intense day in court Monday.
AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File

Kelly, 55, is being tried on charges of producing child porn, enticing minors for sex and obstructing justice in Chicago federal court.

He has already been sentenced to 30 years for a sex trafficking case in New York.

With Post wires



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