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Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

R. Kelly sexually abused and demeaned a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment and infected her with herpes, according to a lawsuit that furthers a string of misconduct accusations against the platinum-selling singer.

Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday in New York that the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer "mentally, sexually and verbally" abused her during a roughly yearlong relationship.

Kelly's management team declined to comment Tuesday but previously denied claims that Rodgers made in a police report filed in Dallas in April.

Rodgers' lawsuit includes some of the same allegations and adds to them, painting a portrait of...