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R. Kelly’s Manager Also Now Under Criminal Investigation

January 8, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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Following news that R. Kelly is now under criminal investigation, The Blast reports that his manager, Don Russell, is also under investigation for making threats to the parents of Joycelyn Savage over their participation in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary.

Joycelyn Savage is one of Kelly’s alleged sex slaves. She claims she is with Kelly under her own free will, but her parents believe she is brainwashed and completely under Kelly’s control, and have been trying to get her to leave him. The story of Joycelyn and her parents is featured heavily on the documentary, including her parents speaking directly on camera in several episodes.

Tim Savage, Joycelyn’s father, claims he received a text message from Russell on the morning of the day the documentary was going to premiere. According to the police report that Savage filed, the text said, “it would be best for him and his family if the documentary does not air.”

After police arrived at Savage’s home, Russell called him and spoke while police listened in. They note that Russell claimed that Savage was providing false information to Lifetime and that if he continued to do so, that he and R. Kelly would “provide information disproving Timothy” and that the information they would reveal about him would “ruin him, his reputation, business, and family because it would show him a liar.”

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