R. Kelly abused Aaliyah when she was 13 or 14, court hears

The woman, who testified under the name Angela, told Mr Kelly's trial she had seen the chart-topping star perform a sex act on Aaliyah on a tour bus.

The alleged incident took place a year before Mr Kelly illegally married the singer, when she was 15.

Mr Kelly, 54, denies all the charges against him.

R. Kelly faces charges of prostitution involving a minor

According to county attorney Mike Freeman, Kelly invited the 17-year-old to his hotel room and offered her $200 (£164) to undress and dance with him.

After money was exchanged they had sexual contact but not intercourse, Freeman claimed.

Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg said the charges were "beyond absurd".

His colleague Doug Anton said it was not clear that R. Kelly had ever met his alleged victim and that the charges might be a case of "revisionist history".

The R&B singer is now facing criminal proceedings in three US states.



Woman at center of R. Kelly story asks father to stop

Savage, 21, appeared in a video posted on TMZ Wednesday in which she said she wanted to direct a message to her family and especially to her father, Timothy Savage.

"Dad you know everything that's gone on with the media and the internet with what you have done is a complete disaster and you need to stop," she said. "Because right now I am fed up with everything you are doing. You are embarrassing me and the whole entire family."