The family of a woman believed to be living under R. Kelly’s control in an alleged ‘sex cult’ has visited the R&B star’s suburban Atlanta home with cops in tow.
TMZ reports that the family of Jocelyn Savage, one of the women believed to be part of Kelly’s alleged harem, went to the sprawling Atlanta mansion to check on their daughter after Kelly refused their attempts to arrange a meeting.
Savage’s father, mother, and sister recorded a video of themselves outside the home.
“We’re trying to check on our daughter, Jocelyn Savage,” her father says in the video. “We’re going to do what we have to do to make sure my daughter … make sure she’s fine.”
Jocelyn’s family had previously spoken to Buzzfeed for a lengthy expose alleging that R. Kelly has been keeping numerous women under his control over the years; possibly holding them against their will. The report claimed that the women living in Kelly’s high-security properties in Atlanta and the Chicago suburbs are subject to physical and mental abuse, are cut off from contact with their friends and family, and have to ask Kelly’s permission to eat, go to the bathroom, or leave the house.
In July, Jocelyn responded to the allegations with a video claiming she was perfectly fine and was not being held hostage. She blamed her family for causing unnecessary trouble.
According to TMZ, a woman who answered the door of the house said Jocelyn was not home, and it was unclear if Kelly was at the residence at the time.
Police reportedly later connected with Jocelyn via Facetime, and she told them she did not wish to speak with her family.
Feature photo: TMZ video screenshot