Two victims publicly speak about alleged abuse at the hands of R Kelly

2018-05-09 13:02

Johannesburg - Two women who have previously accused R Kelly of sexual misconduct have spoken publicly for the first time about life with the R&B singer.

The 51-year-old has been under the spotlight again since last year when two women came forward to describe his alleged abuse of underage African-American girls.

Four other women have also came forward with allegations of sexual abuse.

Appearing on the Megyn Kelly Today show, DJ Kitti Jones, who was in a relationship with Kelly between 2014 and 2016, shed light on the alleged abused – adding he was also controlling.

Kitti, who has written a book titled I was Somebody Before This ...., described how he demanded she wear sweatpants, would have to stand up when he walked into a room and get on his phone plan so he can control who she was talking to.

She also alleges she had to ask for permission to go to the bathroom. “You would have to send a text message to one of his runners just asking if you can go to the restroom and then they will relay the information to him because you weren’t free to walk around the house,” the DJ claims.

Asante McGee met the self-proclaimed pied piper of R&B in 2013 and they dated from 2014 to 2016.

Upon first meeting him, Asante labelled Kelly a “wonderful guy who always made you laugh”, but as the relationship progressed he began to change.

She recalls one incident during a trip to Chicago.

“Easter of 2015 I went to Chicago and I sat in the hotel for three days before even having contact with him. The day I was about to leave, he just texted me out of the blue and said come to the studio.

“I called an Uber and arrived at 10 in the morning and when I got there I told him I’m here. Then he had his assistant put me in the sprinter, which is a travelling van. I sat there from 11 o’clock in the morning until 8’oclock that night.”

Asante left Kelly’s residence in 2016 and says four women where in the house when she left, including Joycelyn Savage.

The 22-year-old’s parents, Tim and Jonjelyn Savage, have accused Kelly of brainwashing their daughter and holding her in his Atlanta home against her will.

Asante has also shed light on why it’s not easy for girls to just walk out of the house and return to their families. “He pretty much tries to say your family is jealous you are with him. Your family wants to be with him and you are happy and this is what you need to do. If you disobey him he would fake cry to make you sympathise with him.”

In a statement released following the allegations, R Kelly labelled them “unjust and unfair” adding the media hasn’t spoken to “enough women who supported him”.

Meanwhile, Time's Up, the movement for sexual assault victims, has backed the #MuteRKelly campaign which calls for a boycott of his music.


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