Cape Town – R Kelly denied allegations on Monday that he is keeping women against their will and running an abusive sex cult.
A spokesperson told TMZ that "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."
A Buzzfeed report on Monday quotes several parents who say their daughters have all been manipulated by Kelly who controls their whole life.
According to one set of parents, they’ve been desperately trying to get their 21-year-old daughter back after she moved into one of Kelly’s properties. But they can’t report her as missing as she’s reportedly doing fine and staying there because she wants to.
TMZ reached out to the 21-year-old, Joycelyn Savage, who told the website that she’s happy. She didn’t want to disclose any information about her whereabouts at the moment though and what exactly her relationship is with Kelly.
Watch the interview here:
Joycelyn’s parents also held a press conference on Monday in which they accuse Kelly of brainwashing their daughter up to the point where she will say anything he tells her to.
Watch the press conference here: