Back in July, BuzzFeed News published an explosive report detailing the accusations of parents claiming R. Kelly had inducted their daughter into a sex cult where other women faced mental and physical abuse. Now, just about two months later, a woman by the name of Jerhonda Pace has come forth to offer some specific details about her sexual experiences with the singer.
Speaking on TV series The Real this past Monday (Sept. 18), Pace, who accused Kelly of having a sexual relationship with her when she was only a minor, explained that Kelly had another woman train her to please him sexually. “The trainer — it’s a woman — and she trains you to please him sexually,” she told the show hosts. “She trained me for everything I was doing. She told me how to please him and she also taught me what I like.”
Back in August, Pace told BuzzFeed News she first met Kelly when he was on trial for charges of child pornography back in 2008. She was 15. When she was 16, she lost her virginity to the singer. She says they first met on his tour bus.
“I got invited to his tour bus,” she explained. “So I went out there to his tour bus and you have him naked and you have [the trainer]naked and I’m looking like, ‘Okay, what is this?’ Because Rob [Kelly] is the one who took my virginity. I was like, ‘Ummm, yeah, so what’s going on?’ And he’s like, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ I guess he saw that I was looking uneasy.”
From there, Pace said, Kelly reassured her just before issuing more instructions, which led to ses. “That’s when he told me to look at her and he said, ‘She’s going to teach you everything you need to know. So she’s going to please you,’” Pace revealed. “And he told me to remove my clothes and that’s when me and her engaged in sexual activity. She was doing everything. I didn’t know. I was 16.”
A short time later, Pace offers insight into the “sex cult” where Kelly allegedly held women against their will. “It’s very frightening,” Pace said ofthe place she and other women lived with the controversial singer. “He would slap you in your face. He would physically harm you and he would put you in a room and he would put you in a room and he would lock you in the room for days. For days.”
After living with Kelly for an undisclosed period of time, Pace eventually made her escape. She used a lie to get away. “He was preparing for a party at the time. I told him my uncle lived a few doors down and I wanted to go to my uncle’s house to grab some shoes. And he was like, ‘Okay, well when you get there, you get the shoes and you come right back.’ And at that moment, when I knew I got out the house, I was like, ‘I’m not going back. I refuse.’ I wasn’t going back,” Pace told show hosts.
“I lied to get out. I left everything behind,” Pace continued. “The only thing I had in my hand was a cell phone and that’s because of course you need to communicate with him to get back in. I left everything and I just never looked back.” R. Kelly denies having ever had a relationship with underage girls.
Watch Pace’s interview about her harrowing experience below.