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Monday, 17 July 2017 13:58

Parents Accuse R. Kelly of Holding Their Daughters in Abusive 'Cult' in Shocking Report

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Two sets of parents are accusing R. Kelly of holding their daughters in an abusive "cult," according to an extensive BuzzFeed News report published on Monday, July 17. Kelly's former associates also spoke with journalist Jim DeRogatis, who has been covering the R&B singer for nearly two decades.

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The report claims that at least six young women, all of legal age, are being held at Kelly's homes in Atlanta and Chicago after allegedly meeting with him in an attempt to further their music careers. "He controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records," DeRogatis alleges in his report.

Citing interviews with the 50-year-old singer's former associates Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones and Asante McGee, as well as legal documents and recorded phone calls, the report claims the women are punished if they do not adhere to a set of "rules" established by Kelly. The star also allegedly issued the women new cell phones and cut off all communication with their families.

"You have to ask for food. You have to ask to go use the bathroom," Mack, who worked as Kelly's personal assistant for a year and a half, alleged.

Read more at USMagazine

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