Jerhonda Pace, one of the women who appeared in the Lifetime docuseries, sat with Dateline NBC to share that she still possessed a shirt that had the 52-year-old artist’s DNA on it.
Pace shared that she got the DNA ‘after he had spit on me,
I wiped it off…. I wiped it off with my t-shirt.’
She added that her shirt also contained semen that belonged to Kelly.
Olympia Field Police confirmed that they had gathered items from Pace and took a report from her. Kelly’s lawyer claims that the singer doesn’t know anything about the shirt.
Pace says she met R Kelly during his 2008 child pornography trial and was seen in pictures at the courthouse during the trial.
Kelly signed with Jive back in 1991, and would later record albums under Sony subsidiaries including Epic and RCA.
He has now been removed from both the RCA and Sony websites.
Tracy Sampson filed her complaint against Kelly in 2002, alleging that when she was a 16-year-old intern at Epic the singer forced her into a sexual relationship that lasted for two years.
‘I was in love with him. I just didn’t know what to do, like I didn’t know if this was normal,’ says Sampson in a preview for the episode.
Tears then begin to roll down her face as she continues: ‘I didn’t know if this how adults acted, like I just didn’t know. I didn’t know.’
This all happened while she was an intern at Epic Records, a position she had taken over her summer vacation.
Kelly’s lawyer has accused Sampson and every other woman accusing his client of abuse and/or assault of lying, while Epic Records did not respond to a request for comment.
Sampson also reveals for the first time that she received a $250,000 settlement after filing her complaint back in 2001 against Kelly.