Washington, June 3 : A woman has accused R. Kelly of offering her a whopping 250,000 dollars in exchange for a video tape showing him having sex with a minor girl.
The troubled singer is already facing accusation of videotaping himself while having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He had however, pleaded not guilty in all 14 cases of child pornography.
In one of the hearings on June 2, Lisa Van Allen testified against him saying that in 1998, she first had sex with Kelly and the alleged victim in front of a camera in the same Illinois home where prosecutors say the sex tape at the centre of the case also was made.
Van Allen further said that she was crying throughout a second sexual encounter in 1999 with Kelly and the alleged victim, whom she thought was 16 years old.
She told the court that last year Kelly offered her 250,00 dollars to recover a tape of one of his sexual encounters. However, she just received 20,000 dollars when one of Kelly's associates collected the tape from a hotel in Chicago.
She claimed also testified that the singer used to carry a duffel bag containing his homemade sex tapes wherever he went.
"Wherever he was at, the bag would follow him," Contactmusic quoted her, as telling the court.
On the other hand, defence attorneys accused her of trying to extort the singer and will be opening their case on June 4.