Earlier today, news was reported of R. Kelly allegedly abusing and housing women in his Chicago and Atlanta homes in what was described as a cult. Catching wind of the news, R. Kelly has issued a statement via his representative, to TMZ:
“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.”
In today’s news, a rather alarming article was published and shared from Buzzfeed, in which it indicates that R. Kelly is allegedly responsible for housing and abusing women in a cult, within the cities of Chicago and Atlanta.
With accounts being shared from individuals that were formerly close to R. Kelly, along with a parent, whose daughter is currently one of six women currently caught up in the mix of it, there is a current fight waging to get these women back to their previous lives. Per information relayed to Buzzfeed by individuals who has had previous personal dealings with R. Kelly in the same manner, the women shared information about 5 women that reside in Kelly’s Chicago and Atlanta homes.
According to Mack, Jones, and McGee, the women living in Kelly’s Duluth, Georgia, “guest house” or his Chicago recording studio last summer included:
A 31-year-old “den mother” who “trained” newcomers on how Kelly liked to be pleasured sexually. She had been best friends since high school with the girl in the videotape for which Kelly was tried in 2008. She recently parted ways with Kelly, these sources say.
A 25-year-old woman who also has been part of Kelly’s scene for seven years.
A recent arrival, a 19-year-old model who has been photographed in public with Kelly and named on music gossip websites — a rarity among the women in his circle.
An Atlanta songwriter who began her relationship with Kelly around 2009, when she was 19. (She is now 26.)
And an 18-year-old singer from Polk County, Florida. Mack said the Florida singer is Kelly’s “favorite — his number-one girl.”
In a statement to Buzzfeed, Linda Mensch, who serves as R. Kelly’s lawyer, supplied a statement regarding the claims:
“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,” Mensch wrote. “He works hard to become the best person and artist he can be. 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.”
Unfortunate all around and hopefully being something that comes to an end much sooner than later, you can read the full story, here.