Pace's story is different than previously reported accounts because she was underage when she and Kelly began a sexual relationship.Pace says she is talking now — and breaking a signed nondisclosure agreement — because she is concerned about women still living with Kelly in what police have been told is an abusive “cult,” as Buzz Feed News first reported last month.Her detailed and well-documented story of accepting cash settlements from the star in return for signing nondisclosure agreements, which has not been previously reported, illustrates how Kelly has been able to silence young women he has allegedly wronged.Several individuals with firsthand knowledge of the situation have supported Pace’s claims.
(While working at the Chicago Sun-Times, this reporter received the tape anonymously and turned it over to the police; called by Kelly's attorneys to testify, he took the Fifth Amendment rather than revealing sources.)Looking back, Pace says she attended the trial because she was a fan and wanted to know what happened. Prosecutors alleged that the 26-minute, 39-second video depicted Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl, urinating in her mouth, and ordering her to call him “daddy.” Pace says watching the video was “disturbing.” But because the girl and her parents never testified— though 14 other witnesses, including her aunt, did identify the girl — Pace says she thought, Well, maybe that’s not the girl.(The age of consent in Illinois is 17.)Not long after, on June 5, 2009, Pace says Kelly invited her to come back to his mansion and sent an employee to pick her up in a black SUV.“He told me that he wanted me to undress for him [and] walk back and forth like I was modeling,” she says.He’s brainwashed them really bad, and it kind of reminds me of Charles Manson.”“I just really hope I can help these women out,” she says.
“Kelly needs to be stopped.” Pace says she first became a self-described R.
The two then had oral sex and, Pace said in interviews with Buzz Feed News and her 2010 polygraph interview, Kelly made his first attempt to ensure that she did not talk about their sexual relationship by having her write out and sign letters stating that she had stolen jewelry and cash from him and that her parents had set her up to blackmail him.