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R. Kelly Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Two More Women

Disgraced musician R. Kelly was accused of sexual misconduct by two more women on Thursday, in a press conference held by famed civil rights attorney Gloria Allred. Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington came forward Thursday to allege that in the mid-1990s, when they were 16 and 15, R. Kelly invited them to a hotel room after one of his concerts in Baltimore. Scaff claimed that after R. Kelly entered the room, with his penis fully exposed, he asked the girls to dance for him and participate in a threesome. When Washington refused, Scaff said, he asked her to perform oral sex on him, and then had sex with her—despite the fact that she was underage and allegedly too high and drunk to consent. Allred claimed during the conference that Kelly did not ask the girls’ ages. “I feel hurt by what he did to me,” Schaff said. “I’m coming forward now, because I feel like this is the right thing to do.”

“I can’t get it out of my mind—what I saw and what happened,” Washington said, adding that “victims should not be ashamed. It was Mr. Kelly who took advantage of Latrice and me.” The women will speak to prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York today to provide additional information on the allegations. The new allegations come just a week after Michael Avenatti claimed that he had video footage of Kelly assaulting a girl and referencing her “14-year-old p***y.”