R Kelly Prosecution Rests
R Kelly prosecution rests after another damning witness
The prosecution in the R Kelly child pornography trial have rested after calling their last witness to the stand.
Lisa Van Allen, 27, was called to the stand as she claims to have partaken in three way sexual acts between R Kelly and the underage girl in question.
Van Allen broke into tears after being asked to repeat herself as she said I didnt want to do it. Van Allen had been describing what she claimed was her second videotaped sexual encounter with Kelly and the allegedly underage girl who appears in the video at the center of the trial.
Van Allen testified that the video was short because she had started crying and Kelly told her it made the footage useless "he couldn't watch that, he couldn't do anything with that."
Van Allen claimed that she met Kelly on the video set for "Home Alone," joined him in the video for "I Wish" (she's the girl braiding his hair), and later joined him on the Get Up On a Room Tour to participate in a simulated sex act onstage. "Every night, he would pick me out of the audience."
Van Allen testified that as one of Kelly's mistresses, she participated in at least three three-way sexual encounters with the singer starting when she was 17, and claiming that each of those encounters involved the girl that prosecutors say is on the sex tape.
Van Allen said those encounters happened in 1998, 1999 and 2000 " when the girl was 14 through 16 years old. When Van Allen watched the sex tape at the heart of this case, she said she recognized both people.
"It looks like it took place around the same time we had our first encounter," she said. "I recognized her body, her face, her hair, her breasts - especially her breasts, because back then, I felt like she was so much bigger than me. And I recognize his face, his bald head, his genitals, his back, everything."
Van Allen said that Kelly kept his collection of sex tapes with him in a duffel bag "which he carried everywhere. ... It went to the studio. ... It went to the gym. ... It went to video shoots." But one of those tapes fell out of his possession.
Defense Attorney Adam Sr. revealed that the defense had asked the state to bring criminal charges against Van Allen for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a Kelly's attorney earlier this month.
Under interrogation from Adam Sr., Van Allen exclaimed "The truth is that R. Kelly is a paedophile, and you don't want the truth."
Reporting By Jennifer Vineyard