R. Kelly Dropped By Lawyer, Publicist, and Assistant

Contributed by Amaya Starkey

In spite of viable claims for RCA to drop R. Kelly from the label after several new claims of sexual misconduct of the singer has been introduced, the label wants to maintain their relationship with Kelly. Although the label seems to be in support of Kelly, his own team is through with the madness.

R. Kelly’s entertainment lawyer, Linda Mensch, settled with BBC that she will no longer represent the singer. Diane Copeland, his executive assistant has also called it quits with Kelly.

Essence reports that both women claim that their separation from Kelly does not stem from the BBC three-hour documentary titled “R. Kelly: Sex, Girls, and Videotapes” which chronicles Kelly’s sexual misconduct allegations over the years.

The documentary disclosed that Kelly held women against their will and “knowingly and intentionally infected” a 19-year-old woman with an STD.

Asante McGee, who used to be part of Kelly’s inner circle, told BuzzFeed  “R. Kelly is the sweetest person you will ever want to meet. But Robert is the devil.” R. Kelly’s government name is Robert.

Vox also reports an accuser named, DJ Kitti Jones, told Rolling Stone and revealed in the documentary that she suffered verbal and physical abuse at the hands of Kelly. Another woman in Dallas has currently filed a criminal complaint stating that Kelly emotionally coerced her and purposefully gave her an STD.

In the documentary, Kitti explains just how her relationship with Kelly progressed. Kitti Jones stated in the documentary, “I saw that this girl was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I’d say, and her mannerisms were like mine. That’s when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets, too. He calls them his pets.”

The BBC documentary was released in late March of this year.

These allegations are beginning to become inescapable for Kelly and his team is apparently no longer on for the ride.

 

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