R. Kelly Leads 'Cult,' Brainwashes Young Women

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

In total, three women who were "former members of Kelly's inner circle" contributed to the report.

A 25-year-old woman who also has been part of Kelly's scene for at least seven years.

"It was as if she was brainwashed", said the woman's mother, who has shared her investigation of the singer with the FBI and police in two states. J. told DeRogatis that she knew of the sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly, but figured her daughter would be safe as long as she was around.

Several parents of teenage girls, who they claim they have not seen for months and are now missing, have made sensational claims against musician R Kelly - full name Robert Sylvester Kelly - to BuzzFeed News.

Jones and another woman named Cheryl Mack stated Kelly was also physically and verbally abusive. However, two years later, they say their eldest child is being "held against her will" in what they call a "cult".

The Buzzfeed report points out that potentially supporting evidence showing Kelly's alleged patterns of sexualizing minors was excluded from testimony.

While there have yet to be any legal action taken against Kelly, this is far from the first time he's dealt with a sexual controversy. When the Georgia woman arrived at the club, T.S. said, Kelly "bent her over and he whupped her behind because she laughed at the cab driver, who happened to be a man".

Theresa and her husband, Angelo, said they rushed to the hotel and called the police, who advised them to deal with hotel security. In addition to that, they must stand and face the wall when people visit him, because he doesn't want other people to get the pleasure of looking at their face. For her, it is obvious that his daughter is the victim of a cult, and like other families, she was seized by the authorities. The Root has reached out to the firm handling Kelly's public relations for a statement, but has yet to hear back from Kelly or his representatives. "(She) looked like a prisoner - it was frightful", she said to BuzzFeed News.

But the report suggests that Kelly is interested only in maintaining abusive sexual relationships with the women, and preventing them from having almost any contact with the outside world. They've received just two text messages from their daughter in that time, one wishing she could spend Christmas with them and another reading, "Happy Mother's Day from me and Rob". Jones and McGee, who lived and had sexual relationships with Kelly, say their social media was heavily controlled while living with him. They describe their daughters, who are aspiring singers, as being in thrall to Kelly, and have accused him of keeping them in a cult. What's more, the Cook County Sheriff's office reported that when they went for a wellness check, the young woman said that she was "fine and did not want to be bothered with her parents because her father was threatening people", though Tim denied that charge.

One woman, who was once in Kelly's entourage confirmed the report.

In 2008, Kelly was acquitted in a child pornography case.

Kelly has never been convicted of any of the dozens of accusations, which make up his history of "predation", but he has settled numerous civil suits. The article claims that these women are living in properties owned by Kelly in the suburbs of Atlanta and Chicago, and have their lives completely dictated.

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