R. Kelly has hit out at a report in the Chicago Sun Times in which Kim Dulaney, a former girlfriend of the singer, is quoted as saying the child charges Kelly is current facing are "warranted", adding that the R&B star has a "sexual addiction".
A spokesman for Kelly told reporters yesterday: "The Chicago Sun Times has been on a vendetta against R. Kelly for more than two years, but even so it is still hard to believe it would stoop as low as it did in this latest outrage - basing scurrilous allegations against him on a self-published work of fiction written by a vengeful ex-girlfriend. For the record, the newspaper's allegations are completely false".
As previously reported at length, R Kelly is facing allegations of having sex with minors in both Chicago and Florida. His legal people last week tried to have the latter set of charges overturned because they are based on evidence which, Kelly's lawyers claim, was retrieved during an illegal search of the singer's property.