R. Kelly, an American singer and songwriter, is allegedly holding young women against their wills in a ‘cult’ as reported by one of the victim’s parent.
This claim is backed up by Cheryl Mack, Asante McGee, and Kitti Jones, all 3 who used to be members of his inner-circle,provided rich details about how controlling R. Kelly is. “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.”
These women also claim that the girls who live with him are made to call him “Daddy” and cannot leave the confines of their room without his permission. These rooms are situated in a guest house which R Kelly rents himself near his own mansion. Apart from this, he also confiscates their cell phones, and does not allow them to contact any friends or family without his permission. Hence it’s no wonder that a parent calls R Kelly a ‘puppet master’.
R. Kelly Control
Cheryl Mack, his former assistant claims that he is a “master of mind control”. These girls are lured in by the prospect of a luxurious lifestyle by R Kelly, unaware of the reality and evil intentions of this man. Parents have made attempts to get back their daughters, by going to the police. Buzzfeed News reported that one parent said that these young girls were being held in a ‘cult’ by the abusive and controlling, R. Kelly.
A mother of one of the victims said that her daughter looked like a prisoner- a brain washed one, who persistently claimed being in love with Kelly.
“It was as if she was brainwashed. [She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible,” she said. “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.”
6 women, ranging from 18-31 in age are claimed to be held in states of Georgia and Illinois but a representative of R Kelly denies all allegations.”Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.” Isn’t it suspicious that Kelly has been previously charged with 14 cases of child pornography?
Law Enforcement Hand’s Tied
Police in both the states have done welfare checks and found no evidence that can prove this allegation. These women are of legal age, are consenting adults and free to enter any type of relationship they want. One woman told the police that she was “fine and does not want to be bothered.”
Another woman, Ms. Savage,21, denied the “cult” accusation against R Kelly in an interview with TMZ, and said she was happy. “I’m 21, I’m about to be 22 in a few days and I just mainly want to say that I am in a happy place with my life and I’m not being brainwashed or anything like that.”
Regardless, the whole situation does raises suspicion mainly because of the past allegations against R Kelly. We certainly do hope to uncover the truth about this case.