One of R. Kelly’s accuser has won a default judgment against the shamed singer after he failed to appear in court.
The woman, listed only as H.W., is one of four victims listed in a criminal complaint filed against Kelly back in February. A Cook County judge ruled Kelly in default after he and his attorney failed to respond to the lawsuit, per the Chicago Sun-Times.
The victim alleges that Kelly had repeated sexual contact with her beginning in June 1998, when she was just 16.
“Commencing in or about June 1998 and thereafter until she was of the age of majority, defendant, Robert Sylvester Kelly, sexually abused plaintiff,” the suit states. “Specifically, defendant, Robert Sylvester Kelly, had sexual intercourse with the minor plaintiff. The defendant also engaged in oral sex with the minor plaintiff. During these repeated incidents, defendant represented to the minor plaintiff that this behavior was appropriate.”
She has not yet been awarded any damages as next month, Judge Moira S. Johnson will hear details of the alleged abuse from the plaintiff before determining just how much Kelly has to pay out.
According to the Sun-Times, they spoke with Kelly’s publicist, Darrell Johnson who said: “We don’t care about the lawsuit. The lawsuit means nothing to us.”