R. Kelly Denies 'Abusive Cult' Allegations in New Statement

R. Kelly Denies 'Abusive Cult' Allegations in New Statement

R. Kelly Denies 'Abusive Cult' Allegations in New Statement

Buzzfeed has a new lengthy report detailing accusations against R. Kelly by parents who claim he's keeping women prisoner in an "abusive cult".

BuzzFeed has stood by their story with Matt Mittenthal, a spokesperson from BuzzFeed News, relaying the message to Pitchfork.

A representative for R. Kelly has denied the allegations to TMZ. "Like all of us, Mr. Kelly deserves a personal life", she was quoted as saying.

Mack along with Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee, told BuzzFeed Kelly refers to the women, the youngest of whom is 18 and met Kelly at 17, as his "babies" and commands them to refer to him as "Daddy".

BuzzFeed News reported that Kelly is accused of holding several women - including ones he told he'd take under his wing to advance their music careers - in his Duluth, Georgia, "guest house" or at his Chicago recording studio.

The report states Kelly would take these women to his home, take their cell phones away and then proceed to prohibit them from talking to anyone without permission.

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Parents of an aspiring singer have been trying to get help for the now 21-year-old who has been with R. Kelly (born Robert Kelly) for two years.

According to Mack and Jones, if any of the women broke any of Kelly's "rules", the singer would punish them physically and verbally.

J. told the outlet that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and police said they wouldn't pursue her claims because her daughter is of age and says she is in no danger.

In 2008, KELLY was acquitted on 14 charges of making child pornography; a case that centered around a videotape that prosecutors alleged showed him having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Since the disturbing report emerged online, Linda Mensch - who is representing the superstar - spoke out via email to ask why people are so persistent on "defaming such a great artist".

"I only want to say that I am in a happy place with my life and I'm not being brainwashed or anything like that", she said, while declining to answer more detailed questions about her conditions. BuzzFeed notes that all six of the women are of the age of consent in IL and Georgia, and that consenting adults are free to enter "nontraditional" relationships, but the parents of three of the women are nonetheless fighting to get their daughters back. He works hard to become the best person and artist he can be.

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