R. Kelly team has no comment on woman’s lawsuit

FILE- In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual misconduct allegations against him amounts to a "public lynching." Bill Cosby's people say the comedian's conviction was a lynching, too. And Kanye West has been tweeting lynching imagery to assure fans he won’t be silenced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – The management team of R. Kelly has declined comment on a lawsuit filed by a woman accusing the singer of sexual battery, knowingly infecting her with herpes and locking her in rooms for punishment.

Faith Rodgers says in the suit filed Monday in New York that she met Kelly about a year ago after a concert in San Antonio, Texas. The 20-year-old says that during their relationship Kelly “mentally, sexually and verbally” abused her.

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R. Kelly is one of pop music’s best-selling artists, with hits including “Ignition,” ”I Believe I Can Fly,” and “Bump N’ Grind.”