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Former Intern Alleges R. Kelly Abused Her Starting When She Was 16 Years Old

Sampson, speaking to NBC's Dateline in her first on-camera interview, claimed Kelly allegedly tried to kiss her when she was underage and began a sexual relationship with her

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    A woman who said she interned at Epic Records when she was a teen alleges that R.Kelly sexually abused her beginning when she was 16 years old.

    Tracy Sampson said she met Kelly in the summer of 1999 when she was a 16-year-old intern at the famous label.

    Sampson, speaking to NBC's Dateline in her first on-camera interview, claimed Kelly allegedly tried to kiss her when she was underage and began a sexual relationship with her.

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    She said the musician asked her, "'Can I kiss you?' and I was like, 'No,'" to which he responded, "'Well, give me a hug.' And then, like, when I gave him a hug he just started kissing me."

    "I was in love with him," she said. "I just didn't know what to do. Like, I didn't know if this was normal. I didn't know if this is how adults acted."