Singer lied about sex acts – lawyer

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SINGER Rob­bie Klay’s al­le­ga­tion that he was mo­lested as a child by fel­low Afrikaans singer Jurie Els were “fab­ri­ca­tions”, the Pre­to­ria High Court heard yes­ter­day.

Danie Dor­fling, for Els, put it to the 23-year-old Klay that he had lied about the in­de­cent acts he claimed Els had sub­jected him to.

Dor­fling said Els would say that he had filled only two roles in Klay’s life: as the fa­ther the young singer had never had, and as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Klay’s al­bums, turn­ing “a lit­tle boy into a well-known star”.

Els has pleaded not guilty to two charges of in­de­cently as­sault­ing Klay – when he was un­der the age of 12 and 16, re­spec­tively, as well as so­lic­it­ing Klay to com­mit in­de­cent acts when he was a mi­nor.

Klay ear­lier tes­ti­fied in graphic de­tail about the al­leged sex­ual acts, which in­cluded sodomy, oral sex and mu­tual mas­tur­ba­tion. He claimed the acts had started when he was 11 and ended when he was 18, but ad­mit­ted that he had been a will­ing part­ner. – Sapa

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