Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sparkle's Sister Testifies Against R. Kelly


Last week R. Kelly's former protégé Stephanie 'Sparkle' Edwards released a video statement calling her niece a liar after she testified under oath that Sparkle encouraged her to seduce R. Kelly while she was underage [click here if you missed that]. 

This week Sparkle's sister took the stand...

From The Daily Mail 

...the mother of one of his accusers told how she and her husband were left fearing for their lives when the singer confronted them over their allegations.
She told told jurors she lied to a state grand jury 20 years ago in part because she and her husband felt threatened by Kelly if they told the truth.
Using the pseudonym, 'Susan,' she told how she and her husband confronted Kelly at a hotel in the early 2000s about whether he was abusing their daughter.
She testified that they were startled when the singer told them, 'You are with us or against us.'
She said she took those words to mean 'that they were going to harm us if we didn't do what they wanted us to do.'
Among the directives from Kelly and an associate was that they had to lie that their daughter was not in a child pornography video and that they had to leave the country immediately for several weeks, she testified.
'We were very, very frightened,' she told jurors.
She added later that she lied to the grand jury 'because we feared for our lives and we were intimidated.'
She said she also feared for the well-being of her daughter, who warned her parents at the time she might commit suicide if they refused to do what Kelly asked of them.
On Monday, in an often contentious cross-examination, Kelly attorney Jennifer Bonjean repeatedly questioned Susan about whether she truly felt her life was in any danger from Kelly or his associates.
'No one actually threatened you, did they?' Bonjean asked. 'Yes, they did,' Susan answered.
Bonjean also asked why, if Susan felt so threatened by Kelly, she and her family continued to mix with Kelly socially for the next 20 years.
She answered that Kelly was their sole income for a period, paying her musician husband to work on Kelly recordings.
She also said she worried about Jane's welfare if they cut ties with Kelly. The husband, Jane's father, died last year, she told jurors.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice frames gurl.

Anonymous said...

She lying.

Anonymous said...

This makes no sense. Wouldn’t you go to the cops for help before you’d let your underage daughter get regularly molested?

COOLKID said...

"They were fearing for their lives"... Robert Kelly caused them to fear for their lives? Kelly was their sole income. That's why they were "mum" on the sexual abuse. Period, end of sentence!

Anonymous said...

Her lying ass. I thought at first that maybe they were afraid of him because for a long time R Kelly was acting like a Don/Kingpin but they took his money, and went on vacations etc. smh! Throw their asses in jail with him. Pimping out their daughter. A damn shame.

Anonymous said...

So that's the best she could do. SMH Good job mom. You're a professional POS.

Anonymous said...

They could have set him up and had him arrested about 2 decades ago. Instead, they sat back and did and said nothing while others were victimized.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what he said. When it comes to My Child. I will Stop the World from Spinning to Protect mine. Being a Child of Sexual Assault & Molestation. You are getting whatever punishment you're supposed to.

Anonymous said...

Put her in jail right next to him. Sad everyone in that family needs jail time for selling that child and her friends. Lock her up lock her up lock her up.

Anonymous said...

The words of a mother who used her minor daughter to pay her bills. Yes, she is definitely a professional pos! They had hard core proof back then to have him locked up but was swayed by the money. She is lying!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they sold their daughter to the highest bidder.

Sunno said...

I always thought that Sparkle was compliant in setting her niece up with RK. Then to find out that he employed her father and brother....I was like yep they all pimped her out for a come up.

Anonymous said...

^^Exactly! Plus the dad 'worked' on his albums?! At what point do you get another job for the well-being of your own kid?

Anonymous said...

Sparkle went for help as soon as she found out. Family wouldn’t cooperate because they was living off the girl.

Anonymous said...

So I guess they were in such fear that her husband was too scared to stop working for Kellz and find employment elsewhere. Okay girl!

R in NYC said...

Just disgusting.

Anonymous said...

1:29
She was so compliant that she became the only one to speak out from day 1 while the others stuck with their lies/payroll.

That doesn’t even make sense.

Post a Comment

New Commenting Rules: Please watch your mouth. Disguise curse words if you must use them and do not threaten or attack other commenters.

Comments violating the rules will be deleted.