R&B singer R. Kelly has been locked out of two of his Atlanta-area rentals, according to court documents obtained by local reporters.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Monday that SB Property Management Global, LLC, filed paperwork with the magistrate court of Fulton County on February 13 to evict the Grammy winner from two homes in Johns Creek. The company claims it is owed more than $30,000 in unpaid rental fees, which adds up to about two months’ rent.
The homes were reportedly burglarized in December 2017 by an associate of Kelly’s, and appeared to already be vacant at the time of the court filing.
The newspaper notes that Fulton County is still reviewing July 2017 accusations published by BuzzFeed that Kelly was keeping women against their will as part of a so-called sex cult.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the singer allegedly used Atlanta- and Chicago-area residences to house up to six aspiring female musicians over whom he reportedly had complete control. Kelly is accused of feigning interest in helping the women establish music industry careers, then isolating them from the outside world. The accusers claim he monitored all their communications and activities, and recorded sexual encounters to share with friends.
Kelly allegedly issued violent punishments to those who broke his rules.
Kitti Jones came forward with her own account of abuse in October, claiming to Rolling Stone that after meeting Kelly in 2011, he kept her confined to a room in his Chicago residence. Jones claimed that Kelly kicked, slapped, and regularly starved her. She also accused him of forcing her to engage in sex acts with other women beginning in 2013, before she finally fled in September of that year.
“I can either kill myself or kill him,” Jones remembered thinking.
Kelly denies the sexual abuse accusations, and has not publicly commented on the evictions.
R. Kelly was charged with child pornography in 2008, when he was accused of filming a sex tape with an underage girl. He was later acquitted.
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