Tuesday, 22 August 2017

R. Kelly's latest accuser alleges the singer paid her to keep quiet about an abusive, underage sexual relationship

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In the latest R. Kelly-related investigative report by BuzzFeed News, Jerhonda Pace, an alleged victim of the R&B singer, claims she received "cash settlements" from the singer in return for "signing nondisclosure agreements" crafted to cover up a sexual relationship she had with Kelly that turned abusive when she was 16 years old.

Pace, now 24, says she felt the need to violate her nondisclosure agreement to speak out against Kelly following a July report by BuzzFeed News that alleged that the singer was keeping women against their will in a "cult." 

"I didn't have anybody to speak up on my behalf when I was going through what I was going through with him," Pace told the outlet. "He's brainwashed them really bad, and it kind of reminds me of Charles Manson."

One of the women in Kelly's alleged cult has since denied the previous report, saying that she is of age and in a relationship with the singer on her own free will. Kelly's representatives have repeatedly denied all allegations.

According to the new report, Pace met R. Kelly outside of his 2008 child-pornography trial. As a 15-year-old fan of Kelly's, she says she faked being 18 to sneak into the trial, and she even defended the singer to MTV News while standing outside of the courtroom. After R. Kelly was acquitted of all charges in the trial, Pace says that a friend of the singer's invited her to a party at his home in Olympia Fields, Illinois. She then began an allegedly abusive relationship with Kelly as a 16-year old. 

Pace alleges that the singer would film their sexual encounters and make her ask permission "to shower, eat, go to the bathroom, and leave the property" of his mansion. When she violated his "rules," Pace says she was "mentally and physically abused," according to BuzzFeed.

Pace left the relationship in 2010 after an alleged instance of abuse, and she contacted Susan E. Loggans, a Chicago lawyer. Pace claims the lawyer "negotiated a large settlement with Kelly" in return for her signing "a nondisclosure agreement and declining to pursue any charges or other claims against Kelly."

Though her agreement included a "non-disparagement clause," Pace is speaking out against Kelly for the first time, and she says she is now considering filing criminal charges against the singer. 

Kelly's camp has since refuted the claims with the following statement:

"The allegations against Mr. Kelly are false, and are being made by individuals known to be dishonest. It is clear these continuing stories are the result of the effort of those with personal agendas who are working in concert to interfere with and damage his career. Mr. Kelly again denies any and all wrong doing and is taking appropriate legal action to protect himself from ongoing defamation."

You can read BuzzFeed News' full interview with Pace here.

SEE ALSO: R. Kelly is holding 6 women against their will in a 'cult,' according to their parents

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Leah Hadassah, Yocheved Rivka, Gedalya David, Chava and Their Father Injured in I-80 Car-Trailer Collision

Michal Chana and His 4 Children Severely Injured in Clarion Township Car-Trailer Crash in Pennsylvania

Clarion Township Car-Trailer Crash

Leah Hadassah, Yocheved Rivka, Gedalya David, Chava and Their Father Injured in I-80 Car-Trailer Collision

Clarion Township, Pennsylvania (August 22, 2017) – Four children of the driver of a minivan that collided with a tractor-trailer early Friday morning on the I-80 are currently in critical condition.
The collision occurred around 2:30 a.m. August 18 in Clarion Township as the family was making their way home after a vacation on the East Coast.
The police report shows that the driver failed to notice a tractor-trailer that was on the opposite side of the road. A portion of the trailer was sticking out into the street, which caused the minivan to ram into the trailer. The report shows that the airbags of the minivan expanded and its front was damaged.
The father, Michal Chana, of Cleveland, sustained light injuries from the crash since he wore a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Unfortunately, four of Chana’s children were severely injured in the collision. They were all seated in the rear seat.

The first responders administered first aid to the victims of the crash before transferring them to a local hospital. Out of the four, two were airlifted by helicopter.
Among those injured were 11-year-old Leah Hadassah, 7-year-old Chava, 5-year-old Yocheved Rivka, and 4-year-old Gedalya David. Chava and Leah Hadassah were seriously injured sustaining a traumatic brain injury and massive internal bleeding, respectively.
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Man Dead, 2 Injured in Car-SUV Crash on Vine Street Expressway

Vine Street Expressway Collision Kills Man and Hurts Two Others

Vine Street Expressway Collision

Man Dead, 2 Injured in Car-SUV Crash on Vine Street Expressway

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (August 22, 2017) – A man was killed after his SUV crashed into another car early Sunday morning in Center City, Philadelphia.

According to the authorities, the collision took place around 5 a.m. August 20 on the eastbound lanes of Vine Street Expressway, near Broad and 8th Streets.

The man driving the SUV sustained fatal injuries and was transported to Hahnemann Hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The 24-year-old driver of the other vehicle also sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the same hospital.

A 29-year-old woman was also brought to the hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. She was a passenger in the SUV.
The collision caused a portion of -676 to be closed for almost three hours.
Police are still conducting an investigation into the collision.
We send our condolences to the family of the deceased.
Death can be a traumatic experience, one that will require you to make a number of decisions. If your loved one was killed due to the carelessness of another individual, you have to make sure that his death will not be in vain. Although no amount can bring a family member back, we have a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer who can help fight for you. Give us a call at Edelstein Martin & Nelson – Personal Injury Lawyers Philadelphia at (888) 208-1810 for a free consultation.

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Man Facing Charges After Crashing into Parked Vehicle on Country Club Road

Man Injured in County Club Road Crash in Spring Garden Township

County Club Road Crash

Man Facing Charges After Crashing into Parked Vehicle on Country Club Road

Spring Garden Township, Pennsylvania (August 22, 2017) – A man was injured after the car he was driving crashed into a parked vehicle in the 800 Block of Country Club Road on Friday morning.

The incident happened at about 3:12 a.m. August 18,  on the westbound lanes of Country Club Road.

According to the police, the unidentified man was westbound when for unknown reasons, he struck a parked car. The impact caused his car to roll over onto its roof.

The driver was injured in the crash and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

An investigation into the incident is underway, and charges are pending against the driver. It was not known if the vehicle was illegally parked.

If you are involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence of a third party, you are advised to file a case against them in court. Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson – Personal Injury Lawyers Philadelphia, will help you seek the justice you deserve. Our exceedingly qualified lawyers will ensure that you get adequate financial compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and property damage that you might experience. We will pursue the best possible settlement for you. If you need legal advice from a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania, give us a call at (888)208-1810

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33 Injured in Upper Darby High-Speed Train Crash in Delaware County

Multiple Injuries Reported in Upper Darby Train Crash

Upper Darby Train Crash

33 Injured in Upper Darby High-Speed Train Crash in Delaware County

Delaware County, Pennsylvania (August 22, 2017) – Thirty-three people were injured in high-speed train crash in Upper Darby on Tuesday morning.
The tragic Upper Darby Traincrash happened at about 12:10 a.m. August 22, at the 69th Street Terminal.
According to Upper Darby Mayor, Thomas Micozzie, the train crashed into a stationary unoccupied car on its track injuring 33 people onboard the train.
Mayor Micozzie: “An inbound Norristown high-speed train came into the terminal and hit a stationed car.”
The train conductor was also injured in the crash.
At least four of the victims are in critical condition.
The Norristown High-Speed Line runs between the 69th Street Terminal and Norristown.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) spokeswoman Heather Redfern says an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.
Being injured in an accident because of the negligence of a third party can be a traumatizing experience. If someone else caused your injuries because they were reckless, you should file a case in court. Edelstein Martin & Nelson – Personal Injury Lawyers Philadelphia will fight for your rights and make sure justice is served. A personal injury attorney will make sure you get financial compensation for your injuries, loss of wages, and the suffering you experience. For more than forty years, we have been helping clients pursue the justice they deserve. Contact a personal injury attorney today by calling (888)208-1810.

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5 Injured in 2-Car Collision on Eisenhower Boulevard in Richland Township

5 Injured Eisenhower Boulevard Crash

Eisenhower Boulevard Crash

5 Injured in 2-Car Collision on Eisenhower Boulevard in Richland Township

Richland Township, Pennsylvania (August 22, 2017) – Five people injured after two cars collided on Eisenhower Boulevard on Saturday morning.

The crash occurred at about 8:45 a.m. August 19, in the 600 block of Eisenhower Boulevard near Erickson Drive and Mine 37 Road.

According to the police, the collision involved a white car and a black car. Witnesses at the scene say that the white car was driving in the wrong lane when the crash occurred.

At least five people were hurt in the collision and were transported to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.

It is not yet understood whether any charges will be filed against the rogue driver.

Being injured in a collision because of the negligence of a third party can be a traumatic experience. If someone else caused you injury because he was reckless, it is recommended to file a case in court.

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ATVs Collide in Chester City Killing 2 People

Chester ATV Collision Kills 2 on Lamokin Street

Chester ATV Collision

ATVs Collide in Chester City Killing 2 People

Chester City, Pennsylvania (August 22, 2017) – Two people were killed after two ATVs collided in Chester City, Delaware County, on Sunday evening.

The crash occurred shortly before 8 p.m. August 20, at the intersection of 10th Street and Lamokin Street in Delaware County.

Officials from Delaware County Police and Fire say the two unidentified victims were killed in the head-on crash.

An investigation into the fatal crash is yet to be concluded.

If you lose a loved one to an accident caused by the negligence of a third party, it is advisable that you take them to court. A wrongful death attorney will help protect your rights and ensure you get a fair hearing.

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