Another woman has come forward to speak up against R. Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse. She had chosen to remain anonymous in recent court documents, but has since been identified as Lanita Carter. Carter has chosen to share her truths about the singer with CBS This Morning.
According to Carter, she was Kelly’s former hairstylist for two-years. “I’ve been carrying this since 2003. I have had to sit on a public bus and watch public conversation. ‘Did you hear about what they did with R. Kelly? They need to leave that man alone.’ And I can’t stand up for myself.” She said in the interview clip.
She went on to say that she’s done covering Kelly’s actions.
“Today I say, no more,” she says. “You can talk about me. You can not like what I’m sayin’ about your favorite singer. But this is my life… This is my truth. This is what I have. If I die tomorrow, I know that I told the truth.”
Carter went on to say that Kelly attempted to force her to perform oral sex on him when she was 24-years-old. Now, according to court documents, Kelly’s DNA was matched to a sperm sample that was found on one of her shirts.
“The shirt the victim was wearing was submitted to [Illinois State Police] for DNA testing and semen was identified on the shirt. The male DNA identified in the semen sample is a match to Robert Kelly’s DNA profile.” The documents read.
The singer has since denied all accusations of sexual abuse made against him.