Monday, 17 July 2017

R.Kelly accused of holding women in 'abusive sexual cult' that controls every aspect of their lives


Notorious R&B star R. Kelly has been accused of keeping a number of women in homes in Chicago and Atlanta as members of a sex-obsessed, abusive cult. 

The shocking allegations made against the 50-year-old real names Robert Sylvester Kelly - are part of a bombshell report by Buzzfeed News, which cites interviews with former members of the performer's inner circle and parents of girls as young as 19 who are with R Kelly against their will.

The website spoke to Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee  all former members of Kelly's entourage about the sort of treatment endured by young women who find themselves pulled into the singer's orbit.

Mack, Jones, and McGee said there are at least six women living in properties rented by the R&B star in Chicago and Atlanta. The 'guest houses' where the women are kept are near his home in suburban Atlanta, and his apartment at Trump Tower in Chicago.


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One said Kelly tells them when they can eat, shower, sleep, and bathe, while also telling them to engage in 'sex encounters that he records' and shows his friends
 He is said to be a master at mind control  a puppet master,' an ex-assistant said

It is also alleged one woman currently at one of his homes met the popular singer after he pulled her out of the crowd at a concert when she was just 17 years old
The young woman, who is now aged 19, cut off communication with her family

The women, who said the 'babies' - as the girls are referred to - are required to call Kelly 'Daddy', then ran through a list of people they believe were living either at one of the performer's properties in Atlanta or his Chicago recording studio last summer.


The first woman mentioned in the article was a 31-year-old 'den mother', who is reportedly responsible for 'training newcomers on how Kelly liked to be pleasured sexually'. Buzzfeed reports the 'den mother' 'had been best friends since high school' with the person in a videotape that led to Kelly standing trial on child pornography charges in 2008.
The other women his ex-entourage believe were in his properties last summer included: a 25-year-old woman who has known Kelly for seven years, a 26-year-old Atlanta songwriter who began her relationship with him when she was 19, a 19-year-old model, and 'his number one girl' - an 18-year-old aspiring pop star from Florida.

Mack told Buzzfeed many of the young women are sucked in by the singer because they think: 'This is R. Kelly, I'm going to live a lavish lifestyle'.


Buzzfeed's report focuses on one specific set of Georgia-native parents by the names J. and Tim who claim they haven't seen their 21-year-old daughter in months after she started living with Robert "R." Kelly to focus on her music career. (BuzzFeed News said they verified the parents' and daughter's identities and full names in public records, but is withholding the alleged victim's full name and her parents' last name to protect their privacy).

According to the report, Kelly met the teenage Georgia singer backstage at an Indio, Calif., concert in 2015 (when she was 19). From there, he began inviting her to more shows and promised to help her with her singing career. She continued spending time with him after she moved away to college and eventually moved in with him, leaving school all together, her parents explained.

J. told Buzzfeed that around the same time she decided to stop going to school, her daughter began forwarding her calls to voicemail and would only text occasionally. At one point. Kelly even got on the phone himself to tell J. and Tim that their daughter was OK, denying anything was wrong.

Eventually, they lost almost all contact with her. She texted them on Christmas and texted J. on Mother's Day, but the parents say the last time they saw her was on Dec. 1, 2016. 

"It was as if she was brainwashed,She]looked like a prisoner ,it was horrible," J. told Buzzfeed News. 

"I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she's in love and R/Kellyis the one who cares for her. I don't know what to do. I hope that if I get her back, I can get her treatment for victims of cults. They can reprogram her. But I wish I could have stopped it from happening."

The Georgia singer's former college roommate also spoke with Buzzfeed News. Using the initials T.S., she recalled details about what her former roommate told her regarding her relationship with Kelly.

T.S. said Kelly took her roommate's cell phone away and replaced it with a new one, giving her the instructions that she could only use it to contact him. T.S. claimed the singer needed to obtain Kelly's permission to use the cell phone to communicate with anyone else.

T.S. alleged that Kelly forced the Georgia singer to cut her hair and dye it blonde. She also recalled an incident the Georgia singer told her in which Kelly publicly spanked her as punishment after she laughed at another man's joke.

Needless to say, J. and Tim have attempted to get the police involved on multiple occasions. They've even attempted to file a missing persons report. However, since they know where she is and because she's 21, she is of legal age to do what she wants. No report was filed.

The police have reportedly done several well-fare checks on the Georgia singer who continues to tell officials that she's "fine and did not want to be bothered with her parents." Law enforcement has also been unable to find any evidence of wrongdoing.

Therefore, J. and Tim said they decided to speak out in order to help bring their daughter home as well as help any other women involved in the situation.

"It's not about my daughter, per se. It's about all the girls," Tim told Buzzfeed News. "It's about my daughter, and I understand that. But the abuse that my daughter is actually enduring, nobody should go through."

Two Florida parents who are going by the names Angelo and Theresa say they are going through something similar. 

Their daughter met Kelly at a concert when she was 17-years-old and a high school senior. At 18, she decided to move in with him, and they've since lost all communication with her.

"I have not talked to my daughter in more than a year," Theresa told the publication, noting that she's left texts and voicemail messages that have not yet received a response. "We've had deaths in the family, birthdays, and I haven't heard from her and she hasn't been here for any of it. I didn't even hear from her on Mother's Day. All I want to do is bring her home."

Three other sources Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones and Asante McGee all claimed to have once been part of Kelly's "inner circle," telling Buzzfeed News that the singer manipulates these women into believing he's in love with them. Therefore, he coerces them to fall to for him in return and follow his every rule.

Mack, Jones and McGree claim that six women live in properties rented by Kelly across Chicago and Atlanta suburbs. They say he controls every aspect of their lives: from what they eat to how they dress to even when they shower, sleep and use the bathroom. The women allege he also forces the girls to participate in sexual acts, which he films.

They claim Kelly calls the women "babies," and they are required to call him "Daddy" and must ask his permission to leave the Chicago recording studio or their assigned rooms in the "guest house."

Mack who worked as Kelly's personal assistant for over a year in 2013 said women in Kelly's "entourage" initially think they're going to live with Kelly and have "a lavish lifestyle." She continued, "No. You have to ask for food. You have to ask to go use the bathroom. 

She also explained that Kelly almost always tells the women to dress in jogging suits because "he doesn't want their figures to be exposed; he doesn't want them to look appealing." She claimed that when other men are in the same room, Kelly "would make the girls turn around and face the wall in their jogging suits because he doesn't want them to be looked at by anyone else."

Mack and Jones both alleged that if any of the women broke the "rules," they were punished either physically or verbally.

McGee said she never saw Kelly physically hurt or hit anyone, but she also claimed he's running a "cult" and manipulated her emotionally and sexually.

"R. Kelly is the sweetest person you will ever want to meet," McGee told Buzzfeed News. "But Robert is the devil."

Kelly's lawyer, Linda Mensche, responded to Buzzfeed News' report saying, "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."
She continued, "It is interesting that stories and tales debunked many years ago turn up when his goal is to stop the violence; put down the guns; and embrace peace and love. I suppose that is the price of fame. Like all of us, Mr. Kelly deserves a personal life. Please respect that."

E! News also reached out to Atlanta and Chicago police officials who both said no victims have come forward  and information is limited.


  
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