Tiffany Hawkins sued Kelly for $10 million in late 1996, charging that he convinced her to drop out of school andhave sex with him when she was 15, and that he encouraged her to participate in group sex with him and other underagegirls.Kelly met Hawkins when he went back to his alma mater, the Kenwood Academy in Hyde Park, to speak to theschool choir. The girl was a freshman at the school when they met.Sources said the Hawkins suit was settled for $250,000 in January 1998, shortly after Hawkins gave a seven-hour deposition in the case. The Sun-Times spoke to a friend of Hawkins who confirmed Hawkins' charges and said Kellyhad sex with them together when both choir girls were underage.Even as the Sun-Times was writing about these allegations, the singer was continuing an illicit relationship with a17-year-old, according to a civil suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court in August."During my relationship with Robert Kelly, I lost my virginity to him," Tracy Sampson said in her suit. "I was liedto by him. I was coerced into receiving oral sex from a girl I did not want to have sex with. I was often treated as his personal sex object and cast aside. He would tell me to come to his studio and have sex with him then tell me to go. Heoften tried to control every aspect of my life including who I would see and where I would go."Sampson's lawsuit was filed in August by the same attorney who represented Hawkins, Susan E. Loggans.Sampson, an aspiring rapper who goes by the stage name "Royalty," graduated high school at age 16 and enrolled atColumbia College.In April 2000, Sampson became an intern at Epic Records. A month later, she met Kelly and began having sex withhim at a recording studio that he partially owns, Chicago Trax at 865 N. Larrabee, the suit states.Kelly brought the girl with him to Orlando, Fla., and other places to continue the affair, the suit charges. Sampson'slawyer offers hotel phone records to back up the claim. Even though the girl was 17, the fact that Kelly was in "a position of authority" over her makes the relationship illegal, the suit states.Since the first story about Kelly ran a year ago, "We have been contacted by other women," Loggans said. "Other women have come forward who have wanted to provide factual support to our clients."Kelly has denied having sex with Sampson in court papers filed in response to her suit.In 1994, Kelly illegally married Aaliyah, then 15, shortly after producing her debut album, "Age Ain't Nothing ButA Number." The marriage was quickly annulled once Aaliyah's family and the public found out. Aaliyah died in a planecrash last August.In 1996, Kelly married a 22-year-old dancer from his touring troupe. The couple have two children and maintainseveral homes in Chicago, including the location where the aunt said the videotape was made, a wood-paneled saunaroom in one of his apartments.Kelly told Sampson's lawyers in October that he now lives in Olympia Fields.After the Sun-Times story ran in December 2000, another videotape was anonymously sent to the newspaper. Itappeared to show Kelly having sex with a different woman, whose age and identity have not been determined. Policehave also investigated that videotape.In both videotapes, Kelly appears to be very conscious of the camera, looking at it and adjusting the angle severaltimes.In the most recent tape, the underage girl refers to Kelly as "Daddy" while they have sex. The sex acts includeintercourse, fellatio and urination. A television show plays new release music videos including "Let's have a PartyTonight" by the Backstreet Boys and "Too Much" by the Spice Girls, which were hits in late 1998/early 1999. Thatwould have made the girl 14 at the time. An advertisement can be heard for "The Money Store," which closed in 2000.It is not clear for whom Kelly would have made the tapes.Asked if Kelly is aware of any videotapes of him having sexual relations with women, Touhy said, "I don't think it'sany of your business."Touhy declined an invitation to view the tape.