R. Kelly dropped by lawyer, publicist; assistant quits amid ‘sex cult’ accusations

It’s looks like R.Kelly’s allegedly abusive behavior is finally catching up to him.

Vox reports the the R&B start’s publicist, lawyer and assistant have all quit following the release of a BBC documentary that details the long history of abuse allegations against Kelly.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kelly has been accused of holding women against their will at his properties in Atlanta and Chicago, allegedly demanding sex acts from the women and subjecting them to controlling behavior, allegedly dictating when they can leave the home, eat, and even go to the bathroom.

Kelly’s entertainment attorney Linda Mensch reportedly told the BBC on Friday that she had resigned in February, but said that her resignation has nothing to with Kelly’s “social life.” Trevian Kutti, Kelly’s publicist reportedly severed ties with him on April 16, and Kelly’s executive assistant Diana Copeland has also quit after ten years.

One of Kelly’s accusers, Kitti Jones, appears in the documentary and claims that some of the girls Kelly groomed to be his “pets,” were underage. Until now the women allegedly held captive by Kelly were all believed to be of legal age, although Kelly had been accused of filming child pornography in the past, and married the singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old.

Despite the longstanding accusations, Kelly has continued to enjoy a successful career and tours regularly. The “sex cult” allegations have not yet led to any criminal charges. As CrimeOnline reported last week, one of Kelly’s alleged victims is planning to file a civil suit against him, claiming that he intentionally gave her an STD.



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