by Mischalova at

The prosecution has rested in the R. Kelly sex tape trial, but not before it called Lisa Van Allen to the stand.

The former threesome partner of R. Kelly and the alleged victim in this case - who prosecutors say was underage at the time of intercourse with the singer - grew emotional yesterday as she recounted several sexual encounters with the R&B superstar and the anonymous other woman, many of which she said were videotaped.

Van Allen also told jurors (as part of more than three hours of graphic and dramatic testimony) that R. Kelly offered her $250,000 to recover a tape of one of the trysts.

R. Kelly: We believe he can fly, right into jail.

Lisa Van Allen added that she first had sex with the R&B superstar and the alleged victim in 1998. That would have made R. Kelly around 30 years old at the time, while Van Allen was about 18 and the alleged victim would have been 14. Gross stuff, indeed.

In a final, disturbing bit of testimony, Van Allen said that R. Kelly carried a duffel bag containing his homemade sex tapes everywhere he went.

"Wherever he was at, the bag would follow him," she said.

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by Free Britney at

The Associated Press reports that a Chicago judge is allowing the public and media to view the videotape that prosecutors say shows R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Judge Vincent Gaughan said Thursday that he saw no overarching interest in banning the tape, which law enforcement officials allege proves their case against the singer, from public view.

R. Kelly Booking Photo

"This is the whole crux and linchpin of the case. If there was no tape, we wouldn't have a case," Gaughan said.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography. Prosecutors claim the tape was made shot between January 1998 and October 2000, when the girl may have been as young as 13.

Both the defense and prosecution had asked Gaughan to limit video viewing to only jurors, the lawyers and the judge himself. The video, they say, is lewd enough to seriously embarrass the girl, now 21. Prosecutors say they do not plan to call the girl as a witness. A trial date has not been set.

Allegations of Kelly's sexual activity with underage girls go as far back as 1991, when several claimed to have had sex with him. However, none of the those reports reached the publicity of the 2002 release of this tape, in which Kelly urinates on the girl and allegedly commits numerous other sexual acts. That's real classy, R. Enjoy prison.

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