R Kelly hit with new sexual abuse allegation

R Kelly accused of new abusive sexual relationship with underage girl
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R Kelly is facing another explosive abuse allegation, with a woman claiming she had a 'traumatising relationship' with him while she was underage.

Jerhonda Pace is allegedly breaking a non-disclosure agreement to tell media the singer took her virginity when she was 16 and that he was physically abusive to her.

Her accusation comes just a month after reports emerged of R Kelly holding several women in a bizarre sex 'cult'.

"I had to call him 'daddy,' and he would call me 'baby.' He wanted me to have two pigtails, and I had to go out and find little schoolgirl outfits," Pace told Buzzfeed.

"I was slapped and I was choked and I was spit on."

She says the incident took place in the US state of Illinois, where the legal age of consent is 17.

Pace told Buzzfeed she didn't push criminal charges as she believed he wouldn't be convicted and instead negotiated a settlement payment - which included a non-disclosure agreement she would now be breaking.

When the 'cult' claims were made in July, Kelly's lawyer said he "unequivocally denies such allegations".

One of the alleged victims, Jocelyn Savage, released a video denying the allegations and insisting she was safe.