R. Kelly's accountant paid Lisa Van Allen and a Kansas man $20,000 each to return a videotape of Kelly participating in a threesome with Van Allen and the alleged victim in this case, Van Allen testified this afternoon.
Van Allen said the $40,000 pay-off, exclusively revealed by the Sun-Times, was made to her in March 2007. Kelly personally offered her $250,000, but only $40,000 was handed over, she said. Van Allen said she invested the pay-off in her business. Kelly's business manager Derrel McDavid, handed over the cash, she said.
The day after the Sun-Times revealed the pay-off, Kelly's attorney Sam Adam Jr. visited Van Allen and her boyfriend, Yul Brown, in Atlanta to interview her, defense attorney Sam Adam Sr. said. Under questioning from Adam Sr., Van Allen repeatedly denied that Brown had tried to extort cash from Adam Jr. at that meeting.
She also denied that Brown had boasted that he and Van Allen had been offered a $300,000 book deal.