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R. Kelly's Former Manager Details Singer’s Anger Issues, Claims Staff Pay Was Cut Over Donuts & Disney Tour Guides

Aug. 26 2021, Published 7:43 p.m. ET

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As the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial continues in New York courts, there seems to be a never-ending supply of accusers and former staff that have a truly horrific story regarding the disgraced R&B legend.

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The "Bump n' Grind" singer has been accused of everything from grooming teenagers for sexual relationships and physical abuse, to punishing 'girlfriends' by forcing them to smear and consume feces.

A former studio manager who ran Kelly's studio in his Olympic Fields mansion testified on details of his old boss' anger issues, saying that the famous singer would often dock his staff's paychecks for the slightest mistakes, regardless of if it was their fault.

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Tom Arnold served as Kelly's manager for 7 years between 2004 and 2011, and learned about the "Trapped In The Closet" artist's financial punishments the hard way, testifying he once had his entire paycheck cut — aside from taxes — because he had been unable to hire a woman as tour guide for the Grammy winner's trip to Walt Disney World in Florida.

"It needed to be a woman [...] His request was that it would be a female tour guide," Arnold told the court this past week.

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The manager went on to explain although he had tried to book a female tour guide, but there were none available.

When the embattled artist found out, he allegedly exploded in a fit of anger, and later sent a $0 paycheck to his home. Arnold quit shortly after the shocking incident.

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Another time, he admitted that Kelly's employees were fined "because someone ate his doughnuts."

r kellys former tour manager claims under oath the singer bribed government officials to marry  year old aaliyah
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The "It Seems Like Your Ready" crooner not only treated his staff poorly, but he made them help him find some of the women that he may or may not have later abused.

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He allegedly required those that worked for him to carry copies of his phone number to hand to women at various concerts and events.

r kellys former tour manager claims under oath the singer bribed government officials to marry  year old aaliyah
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OK! previously reported that Kelly's past tour manager, Demetrious Smith, also testified that he had even bribed a government worker with $500 to forge identification that claimed then 15-year-old songstress Aaliyah Dana Haughton was 18-years-old.

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