Famed attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference on Monday, January 14th with Faith Rogers, one of the women who claims R. Kelly abused her, engaged in sexual battery and gave her a sexually transmitted disease without disclosing he had one. At the press conference, Allred said that R. Kelly is retaliating against Rogers in response to those allegations.
A Facebook page called “Surviving Lies” allegedly posted photos of Rogers after the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly aired. Previously to the photos being posted, Rogers said that the photos had been sent to her with the threat of being released to the public. Allred said that the Facebook page (which was quickly taken down) was the doing of someone on Kelly’s team.
Allred stated that Kelly also threatened to sue Lifetime before the network aired the series and that he threatened to sue those involved in the project. Then, she delivered a low blow: “It seems that Mr. Kelly is taking his playbook from Donald Trump, who threatened to sue the women who came forward during the campaign to speak about his behavior towards them. All of these attempts to intimidate and threaten our clients will not work.”
Then she added, “Mr. Kelly, you may soon join the ranks of Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein. Just as they have been and are being held accountable for their actions, you also must be accountable.”