Dating a woman who was sexually abused as a child
It is clear these continuing stories are the result of the effort of those with personal agendas who are working in concert to interfere with and damage his career. Kelly again denies any and all wrong doing and is taking appropriate legal action to protect himself from ongoing defamation.”Pace is the fourth former member of Kelly’s circle to tell Buzz Feed News that the star mentally and physically abuses the women closest to him.
Now a 24-year-old mother of three with the married name Jerhonda Pace, she tells Buzz Feed News that after the trial, when she was 16, she became one of many women traumatized by a sexual relationship with Kelly.
Her detailed and well-documented story of accepting cash settlements from the star in return for signing nondisclosure agreements, which has not been previously reported, illustrates how Kelly has been able to silence young women he has allegedly wronged.
Several individuals with firsthand knowledge of the situation have supported Pace’s claims.
If convicted, Kelly could have been sentenced to 15 years in prison. “I wanted to see everything for myself.” That included watching the notorious video when it was shown several times in court.
(While working at the Chicago Sun-Times, this reporter received the tape anonymously and turned it over to the police; called by Kelly's attorneys to testify, he took the Fifth Amendment rather than revealing sources.)Looking back, Pace says she attended the trial because she was a fan and wanted to know what happened. Prosecutors alleged that the 26-minute, 39-second video depicted Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl, urinating in her mouth, and ordering her to call him “daddy.” Pace says watching the video was “disturbing.” But because the girl and her parents never testified— though 14 other witnesses, including her aunt, did identify the girl — Pace says she thought, Well, maybe that’s not the girl.