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  • R. Kelly Denies Allegations Of Holding Women Against Their Will In "Cult;" Alleged Captive Speaks Out

    Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:37:06

    R. Kelly Denies Allegations Of Holding Women Against Their Will In  "Cult;" Alleged Captive Speaks Out -

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    • R. Kelly - ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31: Recording artist R. Kelly attends VH1 Rock Docs - ATL: The Untold Story Of Atlanta's Rise In The Rap Game Premiere at Rialto Center for the Arts on August 31, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • R. Kelly - ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31: Recording artist R. Kelly attends VH1 Rock Docs - ATL: The Untold Story Of Atlanta's Rise In The Rap Game Premiere at Rialto Center for the Arts on August 31, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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    Yesterday, it was reported that R. Kelly has been holding six women against their will in a "cult," and that he has been controlling them through manipulation and physical and verbal abuse. Later in the day, Kelly, via his attorney Linda Mensch, denied the report.

    Linda Mensch said in a statement, "Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name."

    On Monday, a report via Buzzfeed News detailed accusations against Kelly by the families of two of the women the singer has allegedly "brainwashed." There were also corroborating statements by three women who were formerly part of the singer's inner circle. The story was reported by Jim DeRogatis, who, in 2002, first broke the news of a sex tape featuring Kelly sexually assaulting an underage girl.

    Today, one of Kelly's alleged captives, Jocelyn Savage, spoke out via an interview with TMZ. Savage told the outlet, "I am totally fine. I'm happy where I'm at. Everything is okay with me." She later added she hasn't spoken to her parents in "six to five months" because "everything they've been causing, problems in my life, saying [I'm a] hostage and being held against my will." However, she refused to answer TMZ's final two questions, and would not disclose her whereabouts. Watch the video below.

    Details are still coming in at this time, and we will be sure to keep you updated as investigations dig further into the details.

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    07.18.17



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