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Drea Kelly is refusing to hold her tongue when it comes to her estranged ex-husband, embattled singer R. Kelly.

New documents obtained by TMZ show that the R&B singer recently used his legal team to file a motion against her, claiming that she violated a prior marital settlement agreement the two signed back in 2009. Kelly says Drea has continuously violated their arrangement and wants a judge to put a stop to it, but Drea isn’t going down without a fight.

After breaking her silence regarding the years of abuse and mistreatment she endured in her marriage, especially in light of Kelly’s numerous sexual misconduct and abuse allegations, Drea has also fought a lengthy legal battle to get R. Kelly to pay up in back child support for the former couple’s three children.

According to R. Kelly’s lawyers, Drea agreed to refrain from publicly discussing anything when it came to their marriage, and the arrangement went both ways. The ex couple agreed they would never reveal  “any account of their private lives, business activities, relationship with each other, marriage or circumstances surrounding the dissolution.” Kelly’s legal team point to a recent TMZ video where she suggested Kelly should get a job at Del Taco to help with the back child support, and her stint on WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop, as a direct violation of that agreement.

“Kelly has not made one disparaging remark about Drea publicly — and there’s plenty he could say,” Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg told TMZ. “Drea has two strands of income — child support from R. Kelly and blasting R. Kelly publicly.”

“Robert has not been complying with that provision of their agreement for years, even put out a book, ‘Soulacoaster’ with details of their marriage and divorce — he essentially waived that provision and is now using it as a vindictive sword to punish her for asserting her right in domestic relations court and forcing him to comply with his financial obligations,” Drea’s lawyer Alison Motta said in a statement to TMZ.
“He can no longer control her with physical abuse so he’s resorting to methods of control and punishment that can be inflicted from afar,” Motta continued.
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