R. Kelly Denies Accusations of Abusing Women and Holding Them Hostage

R. Kelly‘s lawyer has denied accusations made in a Buzzfeed News that alleges the R&B singer is abusing young women and holding them against their will.

The bombshell story claims Kelly is keeping at least six women in his Atlanta and Chicago homes to fulfill his personal desires. He allegedly controls every aspect of the women’s lives and punishes them if they break his “rules.”

Kelly’s lawyer, Linda Mensch, is denying these allegations. In a statement to People, she states, “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”

Mensch continues, “We can only wonder why folks would persist in defaming a great artist who loves his fans, works 24/7, and takes care of all of the people in his life. He works hard to become the best person and artist he can be.”

One of the alleged victims, 21-year-old Jocelyn Savage, spoke with TMZ in a video interview.

“I just want to say that I am in a happy place in my life,” she said. “I am not being brainwashed.” When asked about her whereabouts, she declined to answer.

Savage’s parents and Kelly’s former associate Asante McGee spoke out in a press conference on July 17. Her father, Tim Savage, claims that his daughter is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome and vows to provide additional evidence of Kelly’s abuse.

“Evidence will appear in the next 2-3 days,” he insists.

According to Buzzfeed News, Kelly controls every aspect of their lives, from when they eat to when they bathe. Savage’s parents accuse the singer of operating a “cult.” Tim Savage states his family is in communication with the FBI and will continue providing updates in the near future.

 – Contributed by Sydney Williams

WHUR Contributor


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