Andrea Kelly, R. Kelly’s ex-wife, appeared on a latest episode of The View to interrupt silence on the years of alleged abuse she suffered at the arms of her former husband.
The pair had been married from 1996 to 2009, throughout which the singer was sued thrice for alleged sexual contact with youngsters and stood trial on a number of counts of baby pornography. Andrea Kelly maintained her silence all through her 13-year marriage.
When requested why she determined to talk up now, the skilled dancer declared it was “about saving lives.”
Andrea Kelly continued, “You can not, not communicate when somebody’s life and what they’ve been is parallel to yours…It’s completely different while you hear phrases that ring true to your spirit since you survived it. I wished to carry validity to those ladies’s story as a result of a lot of it falls on deaf ears.”
Throughout the section, the 44-year-old recounted one alleged incident when R. Kelly almost killed her within the again of a Hummer.
“I mentioned, ‘Robert, you’re going to kill me. I can’t breathe,’” she mentioned. “I simply thought, ‘Oh, my God. I’m going to die within the again of this Hummer.’” Andrea Kelly additionally claimed that something would set her former husband off together with the temperature of the milk he would have with breakfast.
After initially sharing her story this previous June, the mom of three mentioned her youngsters had been bullied, and he or she was victim-shamed.
“Folks really mentioned, ‘She’s popping out as a result of she wants cash’ or ‘She didn’t say something as a result of she bought cash,’” Andrea Kelly mentioned. “There’s not sufficient cash on the earth for any girl to remain and get abused.”
Since then the R&B singer launched “I Admit,” a 19-minute music, wherein he addressed the allegations made about him within the final twenty years.
It was a second when her youngest daughter reacted to R. Kelly’s meanness towards her that lastly made Andrea Kelly resolve to depart.