[Celebrity Gossip] R. Kelly Accused of Holding Young Women Against Their Will in an Abusive ‘Cult’

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He’s up to the same shit!

R&B superstar, R. Kelly has found himself in a whirlwind of abuse allegations! Three sets of parents have come forward claiming Kelly is holding their daughters in an abusive ‘cult,’ according to a lengthy article published by Buzzfeed News on Monday (July 17).

One parent, whose name is J. in the story, recalled meeting Kelly with her daughter, an aspiring singer, backstage at a concert in California in 2015. Kelly flew J. and her the 19-year-old daughter out to the show after meeting the teen at a concert in Atlanta.

From there, he allegedly began having secret communication with the teen, inviting her to more shows and promising he would help her with her music career. Once the teen left her parents home for college, Kelly convinced her to come stay with him in one of the homes he rents out for his women.

Eventually, the parents lost almost all contact with their daughter. She texted them on Christmas and texted J. on Mother’s Day, but they 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 [Kelly] is 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.”

According to three alleged former members of Kelly’s inner circle, Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee, “six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records.”

Mack and Jones told Buzzfeed that Kelly has a strict set of “rules” the women must follow, which result in physical and verbal punishments if they don’t comply. Kelly’s former assistant, Cheryl Mack went so far as to refer to Kelly as a “puppet master.” (That explains why he likes to called the “Pied Pipper”) “You have to ask for food. You have to ask to go use the bathroom. … [Kelly] is a master at mind control. … He is a puppet master,” Mack explains.

The former associates of Kelly also claim he calls the women who live with him his “babies,” that they are required to call him “Daddy” and that they must ask permission to leave the Chicago recording studio or their assigned rooms in the guest house near his rented mansion in suburban Atlanta. The singer allegedly confiscated their cell phones and gave them new ones that they are only allowed to use to call him or others with his permission. McGee and Jones also claim that Kelly films his sexual activities with the women and shares the videos with men in his inner circle. (Wow! Kelz really hasn’t learned his lesson with those videos, eh)

Law enforcement has yet to find any evidence of wrongdoing by Kelly. The story mentions that all of the women in Kelly’s inner circle are of age and the law doesn’t permit them from having a relationship with Kelly no matter how nontraditional it is.

(Looks like Kelz has found himself in another scandal involving young, teen-aged women.. smh)

 

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