To determine the amount that R. Kelly will have to pay in damages, judge Moira Johnson, will hear from the victim at a hearing scheduled for next month.
Steve Green, Robert Kelly’s criminal defense attorney, declined to comment on the case, as he stated he was not involved in the civil litigation.
Prosecutors say that Kelly, 52, sexually assaulted three teenage girls as well as a woman. Kelly, who has faced similar allegations for decades, has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied any wrongdoing. The lawsuit said Kelly first met the woman when she was 16 years old and initiated a sexual relationship that lasted for more than a year.