R. Kelly Witness Was Threatened

Kelly staff told Allen she should die for testifying
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2008 11:36 AM CDT
R. Kelly Witness Was Threatened
R. Kelly leaves court last week in Chicago after a jury found him not guilty on all counts in his child pornography trial.    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, file)

The star witness in R. Kelly's child pornography trial said she was threatened for coming forward, AP reports. According to documents unsealed yesterday—a week after Kelly was acquitted—Lisa Van Allen claimed an employee told her she should have been killed for damaging the R&B star. Allen had testified that she had sex with Kelly and an underage female on tape. (More R. Kelly stories.)

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