Witness about R. Kelly: I didn't want to 'carry his lies'

By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who says she was sexually abused hundreds of times by R. Kelly before she turned 18 has testified that she agonized several years ago about whether to cooperate with federal investigators who were looking into child abuse allegations involving the singer.

The woman, who is now 37 and going by the pseudonym "Jane" at Kelly's Chicago trial, told the court Friday that she ultimately did cooperate with the investigation because she didn't want to "carry his lies."

During cross-examination, she conceded that she lied at one point when she told federal agents that she wasn't sure if Kelly had abused minors other than her.

She said she lied because she didn't want to get others in trouble.

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