Oh Great, R. Kelly Is Dating a Teenager Now

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In news that should surprise no one, 49-year-old R&B singer R. Kelly — who illegally married Aaliyah when she was 15 and has been accused many, many times of sexually assaulting minors — is reportedly dating a 19-year-old young woman by the name of Halle Calhoun. 

As David Marchese reported in a profile for New York last year: 

In 1996, Kelly was sued for damages by a woman alleging the two began a sexual relationship when she was 15. Kelly settled out of court. In 2001, a similar lawsuit with a similar result. The next year, he was indicted on 21 counts of making child pornography after police came into possession of a video depicting a man resembling Kelly having sex with a young woman. Also in 2002, another lawsuit, this one from a woman claiming both that Kelly impregnated her while she was underage and that one of his associates took her to get an abortion. Kelly settled. That same year, a woman sued Kelly for filming, without her knowledge, the two having sex. Kelly settled. It goes on: at least a half-dozen more lawsuits, followed by settlements, followed by nondisclosure agreements. (There are also reportedly a handful of instances in which Kelly has agreed to payments before lawsuits were even filed. Presumably these, too, involve NDAs.)

Cool!