Could it get any worse for the R & B singer, R. Kelly? The parents of a former student at the Georgia Gwinnett College, who claims their daughter is held hostage by the singer, launched a hotline for the victims of Kelly’s alleged predatory behavior.
In a report from Mic.com, the publication claims that Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage, the mother and father of Jocelyn Savage, have spoken with approximately 80 women and parents about R. Kelly’s transgressive actions.
Supposedly, many of these individuals are scared of speaking out against him because of his status and fame. On Tuesday of last week, they announced the news of the hotline. Mic.com reports that callers can leave a message describing their interactions with R. Kelly, and the hotline offers tips and counseling to help them get through it.
Moreover, the hotline serves as a way of collecting evidence against R. Kelly, who hasn’t had any official charges levied against him yet.
In a phone interview last week, Savage told reporters that she believes people aren’t talking about him more because they fear his status, fame, and power.
Moreover, they claim their daughter has been “brainwashed” by the infamous artist and said last July they haven’t seen their daughter since December.
BuzzFeed reported that women between the ages of 18 and 26 were being held hostage in his house in Chicago as well as in Atlanta. Interestingly, one wonders why they don’t leave the homes while R. Kelly is gone.
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The publication claims R. Kelly instructed them on how to dress, eat, and behave, and made other charges such as R. Kelly demanding them to stand up whenever he enters the room.
Jocelyn Savage, the daughter of the parents, said in an interview with TMZ last July that she has never felt she has been held hostage at all. In fact, she released a video on YouTube saying that she was completely fine.
Moreover, his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, during her appearance on The View, claimed R. Kelly was abusive. Many activists have clamored for R. Kelly to be removed from streaming platforms, but have done so unsuccessfully.