R. Kelly Trial: ‘Threesome’ Woman Testifies She Had Three Sexual Encounters With Kelly, Girl In Videotape

Lisa Van Allen also claims Kelly paid her to return videotape of one encounter.

CHICAGO — “I didn’t want to do it!”

Breaking down in tears, Lisa Van Allen repeated the phrase three times — the first time because Sam Adam Sr., R. Kelly’s defense attorney, said he couldn’t hear it, the second and third because the judge and the prosecution gently asked her to say it again for Adam’s benefit.

Van Allen had been describing what she claimed was her second videotaped sexual encounter with Kelly and the allegedly underage girl who appears in the video at the center of the trial. Van Allen, who had been given immunity from prosecution on both a state and federal level, testified that this particular encounter was cut short because she began crying, claiming the singer then told her it made the footage useless: “He couldn’t watch that, he couldn’t do anything with that.”

Van Allen claimed that she met Kelly on the video set for “Home Alone,” joined him in the video for “I Wish” (she’s the girl braiding his hair), and later joined him on the Get Up On a Room Tour to participate in a simulated sex act onstage. “Every night, he would pick me out of the audience,” she said, “and we would do the bed scene at the end of the show.”

“You wouldn’t cry then, would you?” Adam asked.

“No,” she said. “That was different. But I still get upset [about the threesome]. It was a very hurtful situation that you wouldn’t understand.”

THE R. KELLY TRIAL: IN BRIEF

Status of Trial
The prosecution rested on June 2; the defense begins on June 3.

The Charges
Kelly faces 14 counts of child pornography — seven for directing, seven for producing.

What’s at Stake?
Kelly faces 15 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. If convicted, he’d have to register as a sex offender.

For full coverage of the ongoing R. Kelly case, see The R. Kelly Trial Reports.

The now-visibly-pregnant Van Allen testified that as one of Kelly’s mistresses, she met up with the singer frequently between 1998 and 2001, beginning when she was 17 years old. She participated in at least three three-way sexual encounters with the singer, she said, including one in the Colorado Room at his former residence, one on a mattress on his indoor basketball court at his former residence, and one in his trailer on the set of his video for “A Woman’s Threat” — and she claimed each of those encounters involved the girl that prosecutors say is on the sex tape. Van Allen said those encounters happened in 1998, 1999 and 2000 — when the girl was 14 through 16 years old.

When Van Allen watched the sex tape at the heart of this case, she said she recognized both people. “It looks like it took place around the same time we had our first encounter,” she said. “I recognized her body, her face, her hair, her breasts — especially her breasts, because back then, I felt like she was so much bigger than me. And I recognize his face, his bald head, his genitals, his back, everything.”

Van Allen said that Kelly kept his collection of sex tapes with him in a duffel bag “which he carried everywhere. … It went to the studio. … It went to the gym. … It went to video shoots.” But one of those tapes fell out of his possession, she said — the first threesome involving her, the girl and Kelly — so she called him to let him know she had the tape, and she testified that he offered her $250,000 to return it in March 2007. But when she gave him a copy — not the original, she said — she only received $20,000.

Adam characterized this as an extortion attempt, which Van Allen denied. “I didn’t extort anybody,” she insisted. The defense attorney asked her about her associations with Damon Pryor (the father of her 5-year-old daughter, and last week’s “surprise witness” ) and Yul Brown (her fiancé), both convicted felons whom the defense suggested taught her how to run a con, which she denied. (The defense plans to call Pryor to undermine her testimony later.)

“You just have a thing for guys who are convicted of felonies?” Adam asked.

“That’s not a crime,” she said.

“This is the man you chose as the father of your child,” Adams said, referring to Pryor.

“I made a mistake,” she said.

Adams then asked if she had ever shared an opinion with Pryor that it was not Kelly on the sex tape, or shared plans of an extortion scheme involving individuals named Chuck and Keith Murrell based out of Kansas City, Missouri.

“Did you ever tell Damon Pryor that Chuck and Keith were putting together a tape of a man that looked like Mr. Kelly, to try to bribe or extort him by selling the tape?”

“No, I did not,” she said. “Of course not. I know of Chuck. I’ve heard of him. But I have not met Chuck.”

“Did you ever tell Damon Pryor that it wasn’t Kelly on the tape? Did you ever say, ‘Trust me, it’s not him?’”

“That’s untrue,” she said.

However, Van Allen admitted that when she returned a tape featuring herself, the girl and Kelly, it was Murrell that she had to get the copy from, though the question was never answered why she had given it to him in the first place. Adam asked where the tape was now. “I’m assuming Robert [Kelly] would know,” she said.

If her intent had been to return Kelly’s property, why had she taken so long to come forward, Adam asked. “It was the right thing to do,” she said. “But at first, I didn’t want to be in this situation. I didn’t want to be here.”

Adam also revealed that the the defense had asked the state to bring criminal charges against Van Allen for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a Kelly attorney earlier this month, when Sam Adam Jr. and his childhood friend, sports agent Jason Wallace, met with her and her fiance Yul Brown in Atlanta, Georgia. (She denies this as well).

“Didn’t Yul Brown say you don’t have to testify if things were made right?” Adam Sr. asked. “Didn’t he say that you were offered $300,000 for a book deal, and that Kelly knows what he has to do to make this right?”

“The truth is that R. Kelly is a pedophile, and you don’t want the truth,” she said.

Find a review of the major players in the R. Kelly trial here . For full coverage of the case, read the R. Kelly Reports and check out this complete timeline of the events leading up to the trial.

[This story was originally published at 6:01 pm E.T. on 06.02.2008]