R. Kelly‘s sex trafficking trial entered its eighth day on Monday, with a male accuser testifying that the star promised him fame in exchange for sex.
The man, who testified under the pseudonym Louis, said he was a 17-year-old when Mr Kelly abused him.
“I said, I got fantasies,” Louis testified. “I told him I had fantasies of two or three girls at one time. He said, ‘You ever had a fantasy about a man?’ I said no. He crawled down on his knees and proceeded to give me oral sex.”
Louis claimed he told Kelly he “didn’t like it” and “wasn’t into it,” and Kelly stopped. “He just told me, ‘Keep it between me and you. We’re family now. We’re brothers,’ ” Louis said.
He also accused Kelly of making him engage in a sexual encounter with a stranger while Kelly watched.
Later in his testimony, Louis explained that he had been arrested for trying to bribe a potential witness against R. Kelly.
Mr Kelly, 54, denies all the charges against him.
These include a single count of racketeering – which paints him as the kingpin of a criminal enterprise whose explicit purpose was “to prey upon young women and teenagers” for sexual purposes – and eight counts of violating an interstate anti-sex trafficking law known as the Mann Act.