R. Kelly Responds To Allegations He Has Been Holding Women In An 'Abusive Cult'
The report claims that three women - Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee - were brought to R. Kelly by their parents to help further their music careers, but ended up being "brainwashed" by him.
According to the parents, and R. Kelly's former associates, the R&B singer would make the women "live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs," and control "what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records."
It's not the first time R. Kelly has encountered accusations of sexual misconduct. In 1994, he married the then 15-year-old singer Aaliyah before the marriage was annulled, and in 2008 he was acquitted on 14 charges of making child pornography.
R. Kelly has since responded to the "cult" allegations, via his attorney Linda Mesch.
“Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him,” the statement reads. “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”