R. Kelly's accountant paid $40,000 for return of sex tape, Van Allen says

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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.

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It is so upsetting to see all the blogs attacking the child at the center of the trial. Where has the morality gone in our society? Kelly's money blinded the parents of this young girl and is still doing so, why else would they not speak out against this wrong? What "R" did to that girl is wrong, but what the parents did was unforgivable! They sold their daughter to the highest bidder. Sparkle is not to blame,(she's the aunt not the mom), neither is Ms. Van Allen, (a youngster herself at the time). Kelly and the girls parents should be on trial. Those losers, (the so-called parents), are sitting around counting their cash he paid them not to testify acting like they are church going christians when they are no better than Magic Juan, (the pimp). Money for sex...same thing different face. To his loyal supporters, if it were one of your children that were raped my this old pervert, you'd be singing a different song! That poor kid was doing grown-up things when she should've been playing with friends or experiencing her first crush on a 'little boy' her own age. You supporters are just as sick as he is if you don't see anything wrong with what he did. Having money doesn't place you above the law. The defense has never said Kelly didn't know the child. He has not denied being her godfather. What are the odds they knew each other but it's not them on the tape...Exactly! It's them.

for the first comment: Let me tell you something am so upset to heard that stupid things you wrote when you said sparkle is not to blame..Men she knew the situation lonnng time ago but she brought the situation back just because she saw her carreer got downhill compare to R kelly and that is why she want to got a revange!!! She is stupid because as you said its not her child do you thing it make sense if the parents do not talk denied the situation and her (sparkle ) want to play the HERO while the parent do not say anything? let me answer the question SHE JUST WANT TO PUT KELLY CARREER DOWN.Now let me tell you all in all the personne to blame is all the parent not kelly because even if he really like young girl if the parent really love their children they wont sell them to a rich people and another thing is about children education!! young girl today are so dangereuse especially black! they are not afraid of having sex with a men even twice older then them,because sparkle said the girl (her relative) in the video was acting as a robot WRONG WRONG AND WRONG!!!! she knew what she was doing and she enjoy it!!! Kelly is not to blame he just need some help to bring him back in the real world but those parent really need to go to jail.so PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT SELL YOUR CHILDREN FOR MONEY!

for the first comment: Let me tell you something am so upset to heard that stupid things you wrote when you said sparkle is not to blame..Men she knew the situation lonnng time ago but she brought the situation back just because she saw her carreer got downhill compare to R kelly and that is why she want to got a revange!!! She is stupid because as you said its not her child do you thing it make sense if the parents do not talk denied the situation and her (sparkle ) want to play the HERO while the parent do not say anything? let me answer the question SHE JUST WANT TO PUT KELLY CARREER DOWN.Now let me tell you all in all the personne to blame is all the parent not kelly because even if he really like young girl if the parent really love their children they wont sell them to a rich people and another thing is about children education!! young girl today are so dangerous almost comparable than young women especially black! they are not afraid of having sex with a men even twice older then them,because sparkle said the girl (her relative) in the video was acting as a robot WRONG WRONG AND WRONG!!!! she knew what she was doing and she enjoy it!!! Kelly is not to blame he just need some help to bring him back in the real world but those parent really need to go to jail.so PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT SELL YOUR CHILDREN FOR MONEY!

To KatieL
I totally agree with you
robert is dirty and needs to spend sometime behind bars he is such a liar and the parents ohh......dont even get me started on them.As for sparkle I guess she was around 44 years ago when she and barry hankerson started building their case against r kelly because sparkle was bitter before she was born.Dont blame sparkle for this mess r kelly is up to his old tricks and I pray for an conviction.Im sorry but I cant excuse his wife either she turned a blind eye too.All of these crooks with r kelly being the leader.

Well I guess we know the reason why Ms. Van Allen came forth R.kelly shorted her 210,000 he is really stupid he might've had a punchers chance without her testimony and Ms. Van Allen you are equally stupid why in the hell didn't you make a copy of that tape before you gave it back to him did you forget how much of a liar he was ? Oh and for the person who wrote that that girl liked it, he gave her money then took it back at the end and it didn't appear she liked him pissing on her. Kelly is not the blame now who is stupid ? Get off the R. Kelly bandwagon he is going to jail boo boo no matter how much you and the rest of short minded people try to minimize this crime 15yrs get your tissue ready.

What I find disturbing is the number of women out there who are defending R.Kelly. On this and other blogs, as well as many radio talk shows, I'm hearing way too many women blaming the young girls that Kelly has had relationships with over the years. Whether you agree with it or not, there's a reason for having a legal age of consent. The age of consent suggests that people under a certain age are not mature enough to make many kinds of "adult" decisions, including sex. But what's weird is that many of Kelly's "defenders" aren't denying that he had sex with underage girls, but rather say that the girls themselves should have "known better" or were "asking for it" or were playing Kelly for money. Where's your solidarity, women?

I am confused and concerned by some of the statements made. Are you more angry at the fact that he "made payoffs", is a molester, upset with the parents, or that it has taken so long for anything to be done regarding the allegations that always shadowed this man, his career and his music?

I agree with some of the comments from all of the previous people. Do i agree with the fact that he had sex with an underage girl, no, should he pay, yes. I am mot defendeing him one way or the other, but when does personal responsibility come into play. This is no different then the parents taken their children to spend the night with Michael Jackson without them. Then complaining that they were molested. These parents need to be on trial also for pimpin their kids. If he was accused once for being a child molester WHY OH WHY would you let your child be around someone like that???? Now I like R Kelly's music and have been to his concerts, but I refuse to let MY children listen to his music or go see him in concert because his music is R rated. Right is right and wrong is wrong.

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