This surprises me.
In my experience, when you ask a serial killer where their bodies are buried or an arsonist which buildings they’ve burnt down, they’re usually pretty forthright.
So if we’re in the trust tree right now, I’ve got to be honest, I’m genuinely baffled that the guy who’s most famous for pissing on a teenager didn’t fess up to running a depraved sex cult out of his home.
For those who’ve been living under a rock (or in a sex dungeon) for the last couple of days, a bombshell Buzzfeed News report claims that Kelly is allegedly holding several women in his Duluth, Georgia, “guest house” and at his Chicago recording studio.
According to the report, three people who used to work for Kelly said that 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.”
via Buzzfeed News:
On Monday, the parents of one of the women held a news conference — outside one of Kelly’s rental properties near Atlanta that they say housed their child at one point — saying their daughter is “being held against her will” by the singer.
The woman’s father, Tim Savage, said he had not seen his daughter since December 2016 and that she did not attend her grandfather’s funeral last month. “My wife has not talked to her,” Savage said. “Maybe once, and that’s been probably four months ago, around that area.”
BuzzFeed News exclusively reported Monday that the parents told police that the R&B singer is holding their daughter “against her will” in what they called a “cult.” Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle also voiced similar stories.
Asante McGee, a former member of Kelly’s inner circle who talked with BuzzFeed News, also spoke at the parents’ news conference, saying that all physical movements required permission from Kelly — including taking a shower.
However, Relly’s reps have come out to deny the reports:
R. Kelly’s vehemently denying explosive allegations that he’s the mastermind behind an abusive “cult” that subjects women to sex slavery.
A rep for the singer tells TMZ, “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”
I’m not sure where I stand on this one. On one hand, it’s a rather preposterous story, but on the other hand, if any celebrity were running a sex cult out of their house, it would be R. Kelly.
I do know one thing: this story is far from over, and frankly, I’m excited.