American music star, Robert Kelly, popular known as R. Kelly, has been accused of sexual misconduct with younger women.
The ‘Trapped in the Closet’ singer was accused by three mothers of trapping their young daughters.
The allegations were made in an explosive piece published by Buzzfeed News.
R. Kelly, who had previously been accused of a similar crime, has never been convicted of any sexual offence.
According to one of the mothers identified as J, her 19-year-old daughter, whose identity was withheld, spent two hours with the singer backstage at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, on 23 May 2015, not long after her first encounter with the singer at a show in Atlanta.
She said she was aware of Kelly’s history with child abuse allegations but did not take it seriously, till it affected her daughter.
It was learnt that J shut down her business to investigate the whereabouts of her child and even shared information with the FBI and police in two states.
However, her 19-year-old daughter is not deemed missing, the young lady has said she is happy to live with R. Kelly.
J told the publication that she didn’t really figure it out till she got home.
“Even with the Aaliyah situation, now that I think about it, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number … but you don’t think about that. You grew up with the song, and you like the son,.” she said.
Recounting the last time she and her husband Tim saw their daughter, the mother added: “It was as if she was brainwashed. [She] looked like a prisoner – it was horrible.
”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.”
Meanwhile, three past members of R. Kelly’s entourage, Cheryl Mack, Kitty Jones, and Asante McGee, claim that at least six women live in the musician’s Chicago and Atlanta property.
The three of them accused the singer of controlling the lives of young women, which includes how they eat, dress, when they sleep, bathe and how they engage in sexual activities with him, which he records.
They also mentioned a 31-year-old ‘den mother’ who allegedly lives in R. Kelly’s Duluth, Georgia. as the one who trains newcomers on how to satisfy the urges of the entertainment star.
The woman was reported to have been the high school best friend with the girl who appeared in the videotape that put R. Kelly in trouble in 2008.
Another girl in his claws who is described as his ‘favorite number one girl’, is said to be an 18-year-old singer.
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