Porsha Williams is opening up about her experience with R. Kelly and why she decided to share her story with the authorities in her forthcoming memoir, “The Pursuit of Porsha.”
The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star says she was 25 and considering a career in music when she was flown to Chicago to meet R. Kelly and potentially work with him.
Porsha said upon her arrival, she was expecting to be taken to a recording studio, but instead she was taken to his home.
After she was introduced to Robert, someone led her to his bedroom and left her there alone for hours.
When he finally came into the bedroom, he told Porsha to taker her clothes off.
In her memoir, she wrote:
I’ve already put myself in this position.
This is what you’re supposed to do. You have to. There is no turning back.
Porsha Williams said she saw R. Kelly two more times after that and encountered several young women who were staying at his house.
She writes she decided not to see him again after she woke up one day and heard a woman being beaten in another room.
For years Porsha kept her experience a secret.
It’s not something you want to tell your mom, because my mom is a very strong woman and she did her very best in raising me.
And I think for any woman or man who’s been in an abusive situation, you don’t want to tell your parents because you don’t want them to think that they had let you down in any way.
I don’t want her to think that she had done anything wrong. And so I took it upon myself.
But I was glad when I did, she was glad that I told her and we talked about it.
She told me some of her experiences. And we just talked about how this should be told so other women don’t have to go through it.
Porsha Williams also shared her story of abuse at the hands of R. Kelly with authorities.
I realized it was my opportunity to help anyone who’s been hurt by him. There had been so many other instances where I had been abused by men that my mentality [at that time] was of an abused person, and that it was okay for me to be treated like that.
“The Pursuit of Porsha” will be released on November 30.