JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - New details have emerged involving R&B star R. Kelly and an alleged extramarital affair with a Hinds County's deputy's wife.
Kenny Bryant is suing the superstar singer and his companies over the alleged romance. Robert Sylvester Kelly, the self-proclaimed King of R &B known for his timely hits and sexual lyrics, is now embroiled in a real life romantic drama.
It is all detailed in the 18-page suit filed that against him by Hinds County Deputy Kenny Bryant over an alleged affair with his wife, Asia Childress.
The Carson Law Group is representing the deputy.
"The suit is alleging that R. Kelly and our client were having an extramarital affair and that he knew the woman was married to our client during the entirety of the affair and continued it anyway," said Plaintiff attorney Sarah Anna Powers.
According to court documents, the relationship began 2012 before the couple married. Bryant claims although his wife told him it had ended, the alleged affair continued for five years, with late night text messages, phones calls and frequent visits.
Bryant claims his wife even persuaded him to leave his good paying job in Mississippi and move to Georgia for her career.
He said she really moved to be closer to Kelly so they could carry on their alleged love affair and that put him in a financial bind. Now back in Mississippi, Bryant is suing for punitive damages.
"The allegations in our lawsuit speak for themselves, but our client Kenny Bryant is hurt and heartbroken over the breakdown," said Powers.
Several metro area residents said they were and while some were not surprised about this lawsuit, others say it sounds like a money grab.
"I mean it is R. Kelly," said one Jackson resident. "Everyone thinks that about R. Kelly, but it screams money to me."
Attempts to reach out to R Kelly were unsuccessful. Kelly has 30 days to respond to the lawsuit.