Two new accusers have come forward against R. Kelly, claiming that the embattled singer sought to have sex with them when they were minors, more than two decades ago. At a news conference Thursday in New York City, Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff related the story of a traumatic encounter that allegedly occurred after one of Kelly's performances in the mid-1990s.
Washington and Scaff, now 39 and 40, respectively, claim that when they were 15 and 16 years old when they attended an after-party together in Baltimore in either 1995 or '96—they could not recall which. There, they say they were offered alcohol, marijuana and cocaine—though they say they didn't consume the latter—and Kelly asked them to meet him in his hotel suite later.
Scaff says that Kelly had his genitals exposed when he eventually entered the room. And he allegedly propositioned both—but Washington, who says she had been recently raped in a separate incident, says she soon left the room.
"When Kelly was alone with me," Scaff told reporters, "he asked me to perform oral sex on him. I was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and did it. He then had sexual intercourse with me even though I did not have the capacity to consent."
R. Kelly's legal team did not immediately respond to NPR's request for comment. But Kelly himself has repeatedly denied wrongdoing for years.