R. Kelly Accuser Lanita Carter Breaks Her Silence On Past Sexual Assault For The First Time — Details DNA Evidence Against The Singer

One of the nameless accusers in R. Kelly‘s criminal case is speaking out publicly for the first time. Lanita Carter is identified as one of the four alleged victims who came forward with their stories of sexual abuse, which led to the Cook County State’s Attorney to cost Kelly with ten accounts of aggravated felony sexual abuse again in February. And whereas that case remains to be working itself out, Carter says she is now not ashamed to inform her fact to the world. Related: R. Kelly Denies New Accusations That He Had Sex With Aaliyah’s Mom… Speaking to CBS This Morning on Thursday, Lanita explains that she met the R&B singer when she was 24-years-old and had been his hairdresser for over a yr earlier than something went down between them. Carter says that she noticed him as greater than only a shopper, and thought of him like an older brother to her. She even stood up for Kelly when he was arrested on youngster pornography prices in 2002. Reflecting on her protection at time, Lanita recollects telling individuals who requested concerning the singer: “Two words: perfect gentlemen. I would tell people, ‘Pray for him. Pray for him. I do his hair. He is nothing like what they say!’” The hairdresser continues that every part modified on February 19, 2003 when she was requested to do the disgraced entertainer’s braids. “I get a phone call to come down and do his hair. When he came to the room and he asked me for that head massage, and I told him I didn’t do massages, I laughed it off. And I didn’t know he was for real… If I could change that day – I wouldn’t have been there.” Just a warning: that is the place issues get actually graphic… Carter goes on to element the sexual abuse that came about as soon as she refused Kelly’s preliminary request. She says that the 52-year-old spit on her repeatedly after which proceeded to masturbate on her: “He pulled my braid down by him. And he say, ‘Suck it for daddy, suck it for daddy.’ And I said, ‘No.’ And I did like this. And he just started going, [spitting noises]. He did it, like, six times.” She continues that Robert solely stopped as soon as somebody got here and knocked on the door: “He didn’t open the door right away. He says, ‘Fix your face! Fix your motherf***ing face!’ I knew that it’ll be my last day there… And I get to the bathroom, and I grabbed a wall, and it was a rose-colored towel… I wiped my face… I’m not dressed no type of way. I look at myself in the mirror, like, I’m not a beauty queen. I didn’t perceive myself to be nothing more than just his hair braider. And I was kept thinking to myself, like, ‘Why did this happen to me?’” Related: R. Kelly Breaks His Social Media Silence To Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ To His Daughter After the horrifying incident, Carter says she reported the alleged assault that very same day, and turned her clothes over to Chicago police. Authorities had been capable of finding DNA proof (semen) on the Tommy Hilfiger shirt Lanita wore, linking again to Kelly. At the time, prices weren’t filed towards Kelly. Ten months after the incident, she signed a $650,000 settlement during which The Chocolate Factory artist denied any wrongdoing and Carter agreed to maintain quiet. But then in 2009, Robert launched a track about having intercourse with a lady who braids his hair known as Hair Braider. Carter defined to the outlet {that a} particular line, “zig-zag braids, got em looking like spaghettay,” adopted by extra specifics woven by way of his lyrics straight refers to her. “That was one of the hair styles that I was known for doing, that I never did on him. We were on the L-shaped couch when the incident happened.” That track led to a different confidential settlement – this time for $100,000. Kelly once more denied any wrongful conduct, however agreed to by no means carry out the track once more or embody it in future albums. In January, following the uproar sparked by the Lifetime docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, Carter responded to a plea by the Cook County state’s lawyer, Kimberly Foxx, for victims to name her workplace and inform their story. That name to motion, coupled with the Kelly’s explosive interview with Gayle King, is what pushed Lanita to interrupt her silence after 16 years. With tears streaming down her face, she admits: “I know that I love myself today. I know that I don’t care what anybody say about me. This is a release. I’ve been carryin’ this since 2003. I don’t want to be in the public. But this is my life… If I die tomorrow, I know that I told the truth.” WATCH her full interview (under): [embedded content] Lanita is presently represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti, who was lately charged with embezzlement, extortion, and different federal crimes. This is all a lot to soak up. We applaud Lanita for sharing her story in any case of those years. it’ll little question proceed to play an element for what occurs subsequent in Kelly’s case. Thoughts, Perezcious readers? Share em within the feedback under. [Image via CBS This Morning/YouTube/WENN] … Read extra at perezhilton.com/r-kelly-accuser-lanita-carter-breaks-silence-cbs-this-morning/