Lisa Van Allen and Damon Pryor Share a Past -- and a Child

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Lisa Van Allen

Pitted against each other as witnesses, Lisa Van Allen and Damon Pryor share a past — and a child.

Van Allen, 27, is the prosecution’s star witness who is expected testify she had a three-way sexual encounter with R. Kelly and the underage girl who allegedly appears in a sex video with the singer.

Van Allen, who lives in the Atlanta area, at one time possessed another sex videotape featuring Kelly, sources previously told the Sun-Times. A Kelly aide paid her to get it back, sources said. The tape showed Van Allen, the underage girl, and Kelly engaged in sex acts, a source said.

With Van Allen’s testimony expected this week, the defense revealed Wednesday it had a new witness — Pryor — who could undermine her credibility.

Pryor is Van Allen’s former boyfriend and the father of her daughter, according to Yul Brown, who lives with Van Allen and says he is her fiancé.

“He’s just looking for his 15 minutes of fame,” Brown said of Pryor.

Van Allen was born in Hartford, Conn. and grew up in Atlanta, Brown said. She is currently four months pregnant, he said.

She met Kelly while the singer was filming a video for his song “Home Alone.” She then went on tour with him, Brown said.

Her hobbies include cooking and traveling, Brown said, and she often watches ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’, he said.

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DONT FORGET TO TELL R KELLY TELL IS NOTHING WRONG WITH A LITTLE BUMP AND GRIND . IN PRISONWHEN HE IS IN THE CELL WITH BIG BUBBA HA HA HA HA.

Why is Lisa Van Allen not being prosecuted for HER involvement in sexual actions with a minor??

Van Allen's fiance' claims she broke it off with R Kelly. Seeing how it took her all these years to come forward. I think it was the other way around. He cut her off financially and now shes mad.

Cause if she really cared about the female in the tape, she would of came forward earlier.

It matter's not what I belive happened here, Luckly we don't all have to be judge & jury here. We have a system of justice that we all have sworn to up-hold that will pass judgement.
And we will all have to live with that.

Eric, is Dr. Sharon Cooper still scheduled to testify as to the age of the alleged underage female? Or is the prosecution going to rely on their witnessess' ID of the female?

And why is no one doing anything about the parents that knew about it the tape and didn't go to authorities? I'm sick of these parents that don't get charged but sure are allowed to prosecute people with money.

i believe everyone have made mistakes in there life and unless you are god you can not judge this man off what everyone want to beleive it is so easy to say something bad but to say something nice kills us all.

That is what I am saying, Why she is not being prosecuted for being involve with underage girl? Is it because she is a girl??? Anyway, I hate to admit it, but my Kells is going up the river. I honestly believe that he should get some help by a professional than going to prison. It is a sin and a shame. I pray for him.

here we go another michael jackson case money talks everything else is not important to bad he abuse his frame.

Lisa Van Allen is, undeniably, a beautiful looking woman. R. Kelly engaged her in a threesome when she was 17 and the victim aged 13. Kelly ought to be shot if found guilty.

I wanna know why Lisa Van Allen is not being prosecuted as well. She admitted to having sex with a minor. Her ass should be in the hot seat too!!

I was thinking the same thing, Leanne. They can charge her after the trial is over.

looks like kells is gonna get sum 12 PLAY in tha slam slam!do u think it'll be FED or tha big PEN? Get a EDUCATION in there.Come out with some sense!atleast that way there will be a chance this wont happen again!cuz like Forest Gump says"STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!" YYYYYYYYYYYYY would u record it?Do u feel as BIG now as then?I PRAY SOMEONE PISSES IN YOUR DAUGHTERS' THROAT!!!!!!!!

Calm down. If Van allen was a minor at the time, most likely she cannot be charged with a crime for having participated. Just take a little time to think everyone.

Lisa was also a child...can you call count?

Lisa Van Allen will not be prosecuted, for one, because she may have been considered a minor herself when the tape was made. Hence, Jasmine J., he was engaged in sexual acts with TWO minors at the same time.(And would you think all he needed was professional help if it were your daughter or sister???) She was also granted immunity in exchange for her testimony but I cannot remember for what offense. But it was not that she engaged in sex with a minor. Also, everyone keeps talking about the money he has and how it's going to get him off. Does the name MARTHA STEWART ring a bell?? She has more money and clout than R. Kelly and her crime was way less criminal. And we must also remember part of Kelly's defense team defended Rep. Mel Reynolds in the mid 90's for the same thing.............AND LOST!

Lisa Van Allen will not be charged most likely because as anon said she was considered a minor at the time. The judge probably also considered the fact that van allen was only 17 at the time of the taping and if thats not the law of being a minor in illionis or atlanta the judge probably considered them close enough in age not to charge her. Im not saying that the judge is right but I do understand his logic about the age difference of both TEENS. As for immunity she was granted immunity from taking child pornography across state lines. She will not be charged.
As for her being bitter add to the list r kelly and mr pryor.

Everyone has been affected by one man's sinful desire to have sex with innocent young girls. Whether Lisa be 17 at the time of this incident or 27 now. R.Kelly should be held responsible for taking advantage of these people.

Well, anonymous. She could have been 17 at the time depending on when the tape was made; however, she could have been 18 years of age, which would still leave her accountable for her actions. Anyway, people give these minors more credit than they deserve. Ok, say R. Kelly did persuade them with money and gifts and such, but I sure some of these females know how to say NO, but since its R. Kelly they don't. If these little girls can start their own family by having all these babies by the age of 16 and calling themselves in "LOVE", and all the other nonsense then I am sure they know what they was doing when they make the stupid mistakes such as this situation. And as far as my child or little sister, if I had one, did anything like that, they Won't because best believe I would bestow the values and morals, the rights and wrongs in them just as my mother did for me. And if they didn't listen I still would want both of them or whoever was involve to get some serious help.
Sometimes its starts in the home and the value and morals you recieve from your parents. I feel like you can't always blame the older man or woman. Because I remember when I was 14, 15 years old and there was guys in there 30s that use to persuade me with gifts and money and told me "What we do is nobody's business." But I never fell for that s--- because I was smarter than that and I thank my mother for that. Yeah, I agree older men should know better, but the way these little a-- girls act like they so grown now and know everything they need to take responsibility for their actions as well. That's all I'm say. And as far as Kells go I am still going to support and pray for him stand beside him 100% regardless what anyone think about it.

Sad thing is everyone is just trying to be in the lime light, get some money. They don't realize or don't care that they are messinng up that young ladies life. Even if it was her, maybe she just want's to get pass that part in her life. She said its not me. Leave the child alone. If that video shows her engaging in some XXX. She doesn't want that stigma attatched to her. What about when shes older and has a family. I think everyone has done things they regret, and the people judging are likely to have a skeleton or many in the old closet. It's not about R. Kelly. 14 counts, 100,000 15 years. He will still be wealthy and making jail sagas.

I agree & understand she should move on but, after mr kelly is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This is the reason why alot of this child molesting stuff is allowed to go on people dont take it seriously enough. This mess is ruining young childrens lives and because we continue to let it go it festers. As for r kelly he aint the only child molester out here unfortunately but, we cant keep making excuses for him.Enablers turning a blind eye is the reason that r kelly is the defendent in a case no dought he is guilty and he will pay.WE AS AN SOCIETY NEED TO STOP SETTLING WE HAVE TO STAND FOR OUR CHILDRENS FUTURE.

WOW I heard R.Kelly was cruel to his dying mother and now this the only comment I can make is "be careful what you throw into the lives of others cause it will come back" I wonder how much bumpin and grindin he will do in the closet with BUBBAH and em LOL

I hope this amimal goes to jail for what he did. I hope the verdict is televised so that I can see that smug look, wiped off his face. I pray that both of the children that he was caught raping (and those he didn't get caught raping), will be able to heal and have closure with him behind bars. He's so filthy and full of himself, that one underaged girl at a time is not enough? The TV and radio stations should have a warning, before they play his music or show his face. I can't turn the station fast enough, not to have heard his voice and have seen his smug, ugly face. I'll be glued the the set to see his face AFTER the verdict if the jury get this right.

She's not being prosecuted because she was granted immunity according to another article from the suntimes.

ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! i HAVE READ MANY A RESPONSE HERE AND I JUST HAD TO PUT MY TWO CENTS IN. fOR ANY OF YOU THAT HAVE FEMALE RELATIVES OR FRIENDS, THAT YOU GIVE A DAMN ABOUT, I HOPE YOU WOULD A DIFFERENT THOUGHT IF THIS WERE THEM. "R" IS AS WRONG AS TWO LEFT SHOES!!!! AND HE SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH. I WAS MOLESTED FROM 8 TO 10 YRS OF AGE. SUCH A SITUATION OPENS DOORS FOR MUCH PROMISCUITY, MAYBE GODFATHER WAS TEACHING MORE THAN HOW TO BE A GOOD PERSON.AND YES, I SAW THE TAPE-IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN HERE FIRST TIME......I DONT CARE IF SHE WALKED NAKED,PISSED A GOLDEN RIVER,WHILE SUCKING ALL SHE COULD HANDLE, HE IS/WAS A GROWN ASS MAN! HE HAS CHILDREN, WOULD HE WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO HIS CHILD? I BET NOT! WHILE HE WAS TAKING MONEY AND PAYING PEOPLE OFF FOR WATCHES AND CRAP, HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GETTING HELP THEN, BUT NO, HE WENT AROUND TAPING HIS FOOL SELF. NOW HE'S PAYING FOR IT. WHILE I PRAY FOR HIM, I WILL DEFINITELY PRAY FOR THE CHILD. SHE IS THE ONE THAT WILL PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE. HER INNOCENCE IS GONE, WHATEVER THE ROUTE THIS SOMETHING THAT WILL FOLLOW HER THE REST OF HER LIFE. SHE WILL NEVER GET OVER THIS. IT MAY GET BETTER, BUT THIS WILL BE WITH HERE FROM NOW ON. I'M NEARLY 42 YRS OLD, AND THERE ARE REMINDERS ALL THE TIME. BUT THANK THE LORD FOR HIS COMFORT. I HOPE KELLS FINDS... SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW WHAT BUT HE NEEDS TO FIND IT. tHIS CHILD IS THE VICTIM!! AS FAR AS MS. V A, SHE WAS VICTIMIZED ALSO. I'M SURE THERE MIGHT BE SOME ANGER, BUT IT TAKES GETTING THE NERVE TO CONFRONT SOMEONE SUCH AS KELLY ABOUT A CRIME SUCH AS THIS. THE REST OF THEM SHOULD OUT,CAUSE YOU KNOW THERE'S MORE. AS FAR AS THE PERSON BLOGGING BEING "SMARTER THAN THAT" MORE POWER TO YOU, WHOSE TO SAY YOU HAVENT BEEN DUMB ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE? WALK A MILE IN THAT CHILD'S SHOES AND THEN LET ME KNOW WHAT'S UP. I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU AND THOSE THAT THINK LIKE YOU

We allow 16 yr olds to drive 3000 lb vehicles around us all the time. There are girls that are 12 years old and younger having babies themselves. And yet, we think a 16 year old can't say no or is not responsible for their actions? If you were molested from 8-10 or younger that is one thing but a 16 year old and some 15 year olds (who act 21) is a different matter. Times have changed. Society has changed as well. If he were molesting an 8 year old that is one thing... not a 16 year old. They know what they are doing.

Yes, Lisa Van Allen could be prosecuted as well for her involvement with the minor, however in recent articles it was stated that she has been granted state and federal immunity for her cooperation with the prosecution. Afterall, its Kelly they want. He is the one with a long history of manipulating and preying on young girls, and while Van Allen may have been legally of age, I would say that he manipulated her as well...At 17 you are legally able to give sexual consent, however you are still a minor...

Philly mom, that is great that you had your mother that bestowed and impressed those values upon you. I was blessed in that sense as well. However every young girl is not so lucky. I have friends who didn't have the guidance that I had, friends who at 17 were acting promiscuouly because that is what they witnessed at home. Not every young girl out there has someone telling them what is/is not acceptable behavior, or someone telling them to watch out for child predators. They dont all have someone telling them that they are beautiful, and that they are loved and that they dont have to seek out love and affirmation in an older man. In spite of that, it does not give Kelly the right to prey on these misguided girls. We dont know everyones situation...we all come from different walks of life, and it is unfair to say without knowing her circumstances, that at 17 she was motivated soley by money. For all we know, she could have just been a misguided teenaged girl. Another one of Kelly victims. Yes, it is true that Kelly needs help, because there is something sick about a grown man, who preys upon and seeks out young girls. However, he needs to be held accountable for his actions. Come on, this is old news. Remember the late Aaliyah (RIP), there was speculation there as to what transpired with the two of them, well now its obvious. It is clear that Kelly has a noted history of seeking out these girls. And just like with any other predator, Kelly can recognize certain qualities, in his victims. You Philly Mom, would never have been targeted by him. You weren't vulnerable enough. Clearly, VanAllen is no saint, that is evident, but there is no denying that she was taken advantage of. Had it not been VanAllen, it would have been someone elses child. Basically what this boils down to is that Kelly is the perpetrator in this scenario. VanAllen was just his pawn.

Look here guys, I remember the family of 13 years old girl refused to participate in this trial, didn't that tell you something? they got paid and Lisa did not, now she is mad and making sure she will send kelly to jail. Pay back yall. They are all prositutes. They both didn't look like kids to me, and they got a lot of sexual experiences. That was not their first time.

Listen, is Kel's bogus... if he did it yes he is, but in a way, this man has so many people trying to hurt him that they will do anything..... the main question that needs to be answered is who was the person that gave the tape the the Suntimes, and why didn't they go on the stand and say where they got the tape from.... I think he is out free where he should be, if the victim say she is NOT A VICTIM, you have NO crime.... the state need to sit down, you should not be able to charge someone with a crime if the person that the crime was committed on say there was no crime.... they should have had a better case then maybe he would be in jail... but he is not.... just hope he breaks his camera.... cause if not he will be back...

HELLO LISA VAN ALLEN WAS ON V-103 TODAY AND SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS 18 WHEN SHE MOVED TO CHICAGO TO BE WITH R KELLY. SO SHE WAS OF AGE AND HAD SEX WITH A MINOR. SHE NEED TO BE PROSCUTED AS WELL. SHE IS NOT THE INNOCENT ONE HERE. SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING. HELL, HE IS R KELLY. SHE SAW THE FAME AND MONEY SO OF COURSE SHE WAS GOING TO DO WHATEVER R KELLY WANTED. AND THE PARENTS FOR THE MINOR NEED TO BE PUT UNDER THE JAIL. I BET THEY TOLD THE MINOR TO GO WITH R KELLY TO GET THAT FAME AND MONEY. PLEASE, THIS WHOLE THING IS SICK!!!!!

Well I actually saw a copy of the tape a few years ago and HOWEVER old that girl was she was not acting like a child. I am a mother of two and I have a teenage sister. It is unfortunate that Mr. Kelly chose to urinate on her but I believe she put herself in the position of a WOMAN and therefore was treated like one. I am much older and more experienced than she is or so I thought but after seeing her in action, that is not the case. Know the facts! She handled him like he was a little boy and she was a professional I was in shock. SO SHE SHOULD BE ASHAMED AND SO SHOULD HER PARENTS!!!!!! I am not saying he was right for what he did, but neither was she. Maybe if she was inexperienced as I was at 12 or 13 she might not have ended up in that position.

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