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R&B singer R. Kelly has responded to claims that he is allegedly holding six women in an abusive cult.
According to his attorney, he “unequivocally denies” the allegations.
They were first mentioned in a BuzzFeed report.
The parents are expected to hold a conference.
Through attorney Linda Mensch, R. Kelly has issued a statement in response to allegations in a BuzzFeed News article published Monday that he is holding young women in an “abusive cult.”
“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.”
In the report, three sets of parents claim that the singer is holding their daughters in an abusive “cult.” While their identities have been withheld, three former associates of the singer also spoke with reporter Jim DeRogatis, repeating the parents’ accusations and adding details of their own — one says “he is a master at mind control.”
While some of the parents, who have not seen their daughters for many months, have contacted police, the young women claim that they are not being held against their wills.
Over the years Kelly has had multiple accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him, including a 2008 case where he was acquitted on 14 charges of making child pornography; that case centered around a videotape that prosecutors alleged showed Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. DeRogatis, who received the tape from an anonymous source in 2000 and turned it over to police, wrote the article that launched the investigation.
The new report claims that the young women fell under …read more
Source:: Business Insider