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R. Kelly Accused Of Keeping Women In An Abusive Cult

July 17, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Buzzfeed has a new lengthy report detailing accusations against R. Kelly by parents who claim he’s keeping women prisoner in an “abusive cult.” The parents of the children say they are fighting to get their daughters out of the “brainwashed” environment.

A woman named “J” said: “[She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible. 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.

J is described as a “devoted stage mom.” She moved to Atlanta with her husband Tim to help their daughter get into music. The daughter was not named in the report. They claim that she was backstage in 2015 (when she was 19) after being told that Kelly would help her with her music career. Now the only communication they’ve had with her are short text messages. Because of her age, their daughter isn’t seen as a missing person by police.

People who claim they used to be members of Kelly’s “inner circle” said that Kelly “controls every aspect” of the lives of the women at his homes in Atlanta and Chicago. This includes their diet and “how they engage in sexual encounters,” which are said to be recorded and played back for Kelly’s friends later. If the “house rules” are broken, he will punish them physically and verbally.

Former inner circle member Asante McGee said: “R. Kelly is the sweetest person you will ever want to meet, but Robert is the devil.

This is the latest disturbing crime Kelly has been accused of, as he was acquitted on fourteen counts of child pornography. A civil lawyer in Chicago is representing him and says the claim are an attempt at defamation.

Attorney Linda Mensch said: “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.

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