Rodgers insists that Kelly never gave her any money or gifts during their relationship – something that she’s been accused of by both Kelly’s legal team and on social media. And she said she hasn’t been paid for participating in “Surviving R. Kelly” or any subsequent media interviews.
“A lot of people think that I was dating him for money,” she said. “He didn’t give me a dime…He never bought me cars, bags, anything. It wasn’t a swap. I really took a total loss in that whole situation.”
Kelly has denied Rodgers allegations as well as the claims from the dozens of other women who have accused him of sex abuse. He has been locked up since July 2019 on two federal criminal sexual abuse cases. He has pled not guilty and the cases are scheduled to go to trial later this year.
The Texas native said more than anything, she wants Kelly to acknowledge what he’s done, but she now believes that may never happen.
“The last conversation we had, he walked away and he said, ‘I’m a legend,'” Rodgers said. “But at the same time, I think he’s hit rock bottom. His pride isn’t gonna let him admit it, but he knows what’s going on inside. He’s a very conflicted person.”
Now 22, Rodgers said she is trying to move on with her life and hopes to get into a career field where she can help other survivors of sexual abuse.
“But I know I’m not going to be able to do what I want to do until I’m 100 percent,” Rodgers said. “So right now, it’s about fixing Faith.”