By Rashidat Akashat with agency report
Chicago-born R&B singer R. Kelly has denied explosive allegations of him forcing six women into sex slavery by closely monitoring and controlling their lives.
Kelly said in a statement written through his lawyer Linda Mensch on Monday that he was “alarmed and disturbed” by the allegations.
The 50-year-old singer, ranked as one of the most successful R&B star, stated clearly through his lawyers that he was going to clear his name by pursuing all his accusers.
“Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name,” the statement read.
This recent denial came shortly after the singer was enmeshed with a report which claimed that six women lived in a house near Atlanta and a studio in Chicago where the ‘I believe I Can Fly’ singer controlled their lives, with the help of a 31-year-old ‘den mother’, who teaches the girls about how best to satisfy the singer.
According to one of the victim’s parents who held a news conference outside the residence, the behaviour of their 21-year-old daughter was alarming.
Jonejelyn Savage, a mother to one of the victims, said her daughter cut off contacts with everyone:
“My daughter is severely brainwashed.
“We just want him to release her and let her go on with her life.”
‘Victim’ debunks sex misconduct
In a video interview with TMZ gossip site, Jocelyn’s daughter denies being brainwashed or coerced into living a particular way.
“I only want to say that I am in a happy place with my life and I’m not being brainwashed or anything like that,” she said, as she refused to disclose more details about her condition.
The 21-year-old said that she had cut her family off, since the allegations began.
The smooth voice artiste who has several awards to his credit, was dragged into a scandal in 2008, where he was acquitted of charges of child pornography, after Chicago Sun-Times reported that it had a footage of the singer involved in sexual sexual scandal with an underage girl.
He was described as a cult-like figure by BuzzFeed News who reported that the girls were placed under some kind of spell.
One of the singers,former member inner circle, claimed that Kelly once pinned her on a tree and slapped her outside the restaurant of the sandwich chain Subway because he felt she was too friendly with the cashier.
Another close source, described as his former personal assistant, alleged that the singer insisted that the women wear jogging suits and face the wall when other men could see them.
Mack lauded Kelly as “master of mind control”.
But reports clearly reveal that police have investigated the allegations and have not taken any action because the girls in question are of legal age and are seen in consensual relationships.