Two of R. Kelly’s accusers, Asante McGee and Kitti Jones, shared details of their abusive relationships with the singer on Megan Kelly TODAY. The parents of another woman, Joycelyn Savage, also appeared on the show, explaining that their daughter is being held by Kelly against her will. Joycelyn’s father, Tim, said, “The only thing we wanted from day one was to see our daughter and make sure she was physically fine and mentally fine. Because people need to know that this man is a predator.”
Joycelyn later released a statement to Megyn Kelly TODAY via Kelly’s management, saying, “I am an adult, 22 years old, and I call on my parents to stop telling lies about me and my relationship with R. Kelly. I am building my own life and my own career. My parents are hurting me by depicting me in public as ‘brainwashed’ or a ‘sex’ object…it was my parents who introduced me to R. Kelly three years ago. They were looking out not for me, but for their own financial gain, hoping that R. Kelly would make me an instant star. I happen to care for R. Kelly and I enjoy my relationship with him.”
Meanwhile, McGee and Jones described the singer as manipulative, controlling and prone to violence. McGee added that she and other women were told to call the singer “daddy” or they would “get in trouble.” She also said that he would “fake cry” to get sympathy and he would try to say “your family’s jealous that you’re with him.”
- Jones said that Kelly became physically abusive weeks after she moved into his Atlanta home. She also revealed that women needed to ask permission to use the bathroom. She said, “When you give those things up for love you don’t expect that that person will turn into something else. I felt like I gave up everything and once I was there I was in it.”
- On another note, according to TMZ, Kelly was recently spotted shopping at a mall in Chicago with Joycelyn Savage. The video is reportedly from April 28th.