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.