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R. Kelly "Employee" Reportedly Threatened to Kill Witness

June 18, 2008 3:29 PM ET

According to court documents dating before the R. Kelly child pornography trial, an "employee" of Kelly's allegedly threatened to kill the key witness in the prosecution's case if she "snitched" against the singer by testifying in his trial. No charges were ever filed against the Kelly associate, and key witness Lisa Van Patten testified for the prosecution in the case that found Kelly not guilty of all charges. Van Patten also testified before the trial that another associate of Kelly's offered her $100,000 for the infamous sex tape.

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“Vans”

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