One of the women who R. Kelly was accused of holding against her will has spoken out and denied that she's being brainwashed.
On Monday, we shared a Buzzfeed report that accused the singer of running a multi-city sex cult, where he has women living in various places and controls every aspect of their lives. According to the report, Kelly tells the girls what to eat, what to wear, when to take a shower, and he was also accused of engaging in sex acts with them, then recording it.
[Related: R. Kelly sued for having sex with police officer’s wife.]
The parents of Jocelyn Savage — one of the alleged victims — said they haven't spoken to their daughter in two years. But in an interview with TMZ Savage said she was doing okay.
"I mainly want to say that I'm in a happy place with my life, and I'm not being brainwashed or anything like that," said Savage. "It just came to a point where it definitely has gotten out of hand, so you know, I just want everybody to know, my parents and everybody in the world, that I am totally fine."Savage also said she's been speaking to her parents off and on over the last five months or so, but she doesn't have an interest in settling their differences, because they keep saying that she's been brainwashed. At the end of her interview, Savage was asked where she was living at the moment, but she refused to answer that question.
Meanwhile, Kelly's lawyer Linda Mensch issued a statement and said the R&B star hasn't done anything wrong.
R. Kelly "unequivocally denies" allegations that he is holding several women against their will in a "cult" https://t.co/1vJl9TNAHG pic.twitter.com/5bg4XiStw6— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 17, 2017
A little after, Buzzfeed tweeted more information about Kelly and said they stick by their story
These women lived in R. Kelly’s Georgia “guest house” or Chicago studio last summer, sources tell @BuzzFeedNews https://t.co/STiAmB47ho pic.twitter.com/9egnYA0iwx— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 18, 2017
Yesterday TMZ also released an interview with Jocelyn's dad Tim Savage, and he said that his daughter not revealing her location proves his point that she's being held against her will. He also dared Kelly to try and sue him for defamation.
What do you think about Jocelyn's interview? Do you think she's really being brainwashed, or are her parents just being overly possessive?