. How The Adultification Of Black Girls Allowed R. Kelly’s Decades Of Abuse « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Huff Post- For six long weeks, my co-worker and I sat in a frigid overflow courtroom with other reporters listening to survivors share graphic details of being abused, groomed, controlled and held captive by R&B singer and producer R. Kelly.

We watched Jerhonda Pace, nine months pregnant and due “any day now,” keep an even tone as she recounted being abused at 16, pausing to fight tears only once. We listened to “Jane” walk the courtroom through how Kelly coerced her to have sex in exchange for a shot at making it big in the music industry. She shared that he knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

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