But R. Kelly's hit topped the R&B charts anyway in 2002, two years after the Chicago Sun-Times first reported his alleged atrocities, and it's still getting …
The R&B singer claims that Hawkins was spreading “false allegations,” after which he countersues her, but he later settles the initial lawsuit for an undisclosed amount of money. This investigation is first reported by Jim DeRogatis, who has doggedly investigated Kelly's alleged behavior for decades.
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A Timeline of Sexual-Assault Allegations Against R.Kelly