HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A Hinds County deputy is suing singer R. Kelly for an alleged affair with his wife.
Kenny Bryant filed the complaint on April 21, 2017. Most recently, on April 24, a summons was filed requiring R. Kelly to respond to the complaint.
In the lawsuit, Bryant claims that his wife, Asia Childress, had a romantic relationship with Kelly prior to their July 15, 2012, wedding but told him that it had ended.
Bryant said the relationship with Kelly rekindled when his wife attended one of his concerts in October 2012. According to the lawsuit, around this time Childress was treated for chlamydia, which she allegedly contracted from Kelly.
Some time afterward, Bryant said his wife convinced him to quit his job and move to Atlanta to further her career, although now Bryant believes her underlying motive was to continue her affair. During this time, he claims Childress would leave him to go to R. Kelly concerts in nearby states in order to reunite with him.
Bryant complains that R. Kelly was seducing Childress in the report, saying that "due to R. Kelly's actions, Plaintiff's wife has requested a divorce" and that he "has suffered emotional, psychological and financial loss" due to the actions of Kelly.
The lawsuit also contains photos of text messages between Childress and Kelly documenting their alleged affair.