In a BuzzFeed News report, new accusations against R. Kelly appeared after parents of several women told the police that the singer kept their daughters against their will in an “abusive” sexual cult.
Kelly’s former associate also spoke with journalist Jim DeRogatis, who had been covering the R & B singer for nearly two decades.
The report claims that at least six youngsters, all of legal age, are kept at Kelly’s homes in Atlanta and Chicago after they are supposed to meet him in an attempt to continue his musical career.
“He controls every aspect of their lives: he dictates what he eats, how to dress, when he is bathing, sleeping and engaging in sexual encounters he registers,” DeRogatis says in his report.
Refering to interviews with the 50-year-old artist’s previous partners Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones and Asante McGee, and additionally authoritative archives and recorded telephone calls, the report guarantees the ladies are rebuffed on the off chance that they don’t hold fast to an arrangement of “rules” set up by Kelly. The star additionally supposedly issued the ladies new mobile phones and removed all correspondence with their families.
“You need to request sustenance. You need to make a request to go utilize the lavatory,” Mack, who acted as R. Kelly’s own associate for 18 months, claimed. “[Kelly] is an ace at mind control. … He is a manikin ace.”
A portion of the guardians have reached police about the asserted “clique” in endeavors to bring their girls home, however the young ladies guarantee that they are not being held against their wills.
Police have apparently directed welfare checks at the two homes, yet one of the ladies told specialists that she was “fine and did not have any desire to be pestered.” No charges have been documented.
“I have not conversed with my little girl in over a year,” one mother revealed to BuzzFeed News.
“We’ve had passings in the family, birthday events, and I haven’t gotten notification from her and she hasn’t been here for any of it. I didn’t get notification from her on Mother’s Day. All I need to do is bring her home.”
Mack, who claims she had a sexual association with R. Kelly before leaving his circle, told the outlet that the artist purportedly advises the ladies to wear running outfits since he “doesn’t need their figures to be uncovered; he doesn’t need them to look engaging.”
The “I Believe I Can Fly” vocalist’s Chicago-based common legal counselor Linda Mensch has discharged an announcement about the charges.
“We can just ask why people would hold on in maligning an extraordinary craftsman who cherishes his fans, works every minute of every day, and deals with the greater part of the general population in his life,” Mensch said in an announcement to BuzzFeed News.
“He strives to wind up noticeably the best individual and craftsman he can be. It is fascinating that stories and stories exposed numerous years prior turn up when he will likely stop the brutality; put down the weapons; and grasp peace and love.
I assume that is the cost of acclaim. Like every one of us, Mr. Kelly merits an individual life. If it’s not too much trouble regard that.” Us Weekly has likewise connected with Mensch and R. Kelly’s rep for input.
R. Kelly’s vocation has been tormented by sexual unfortunate behavior allegations since the ’90s, when he wedded the late R&B artist Aaliyah when she was 15 years of age.
He was cleared on 14 charges of tyke smut in 2008 in the wake of being blamed for recording a sex tape with a 14-year-old young lady.