Now a 24-year-old mother of three with the married name Jerhonda Pace, she tells Buzz Feed News that after the trial, when she was 16, she became one of many women traumatized by a sexual relationship with Kelly.Her detailed and well-documented story of accepting cash settlements from the star in return for signing nondisclosure agreements, which has not been previously reported, illustrates how Kelly has been able to silence young women he has allegedly wronged.
[Read: 15 subtle signs of a controlling boyfriend] I missed him more after the breakup I respected his view, but I really missed him a lot when he wasn’t around. I used to email him long miss-you-and-love-you letters only to get a short, curt one line reply. I even broke up with my new boyfriend in the hope that it would make my workplace lover come back to me. He was the guy who pursued me for a year and convinced me to end my long term relationship to be with him.
I dedicated songs to him and created playlists for him and emailed him the list. Finally, after months of tear stained pillows and lonely nights staring at walls and empty glasses, I decided to move on. [Read: The right way to love again after being hurt] And now, it was all so different.
Or perhaps, I’m just a sucker for love and memories.
[Read: Signs you’re ready to be friends with your ex] My last “relationship” with a guy I really loved taught me a few things though, and it really helped me cope with this dilemma of missing guys who somehow never missed me back.
Kelly has adamantly denied allegations of wrongdoing, and one alleged victim, 21-year-old Joycelyn Savage, has said she is doing fine.
Her parents, and the parents of an 18-year-old aspiring singer from Florida, have all said they have been told there is an ongoing federal investigation into Kelly, but an FBI spokesman declined requests for comment from Buzz Feed News.“If I can speak out and I can help them get out of that situation, that’s what I will do,” Pace says.Surprisingly, he called me a few months later when I was ignoring him. In 2008, Jerhonda Johnson was a 15-year-old sophomore from Chicago’s south suburbs who cut high school every day to attend R.Kelly has faced similar allegations for years: In 2005, for example, his then-wife, Andrea Lee, filed for an order of protection in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that her husband had slapped and hit her, and demanding “no contact at all by any means.” She later dropped that order.Pace's story is different than previously reported accounts because she was underage when she and Kelly began a sexual relationship.Around the same time, I met a great guy at my workplace.