The "Ignition" singer has been accused of recruiting girls into a cult-like setting at his Chicago/Atlanta home. Parents of the young women and former cult members have recently come forward with truly disturbing stories.
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The 50-year old singer allegedly keeps six women in his home, dictating everything they do - from what and when they eat, to what they wear, and what they're "required" to do, sexually. Buzzfeed reported accounts from three women previously engrossed in R.Kelly's circle, Cheryl Mack, Asante McGee and Kitti Jones.
Cheryl Mack, R. Kelly's former assistant, discloses that Jones, McGee and other women in his hold were referred to as Kelly's "babies". The women were forced to refer to him as "daddy" at all times. They were also instructed by an older female member of the organization as to what Kelly enjoyed in bed and how to execute sex acts to his liking. These acts with Kelly are filmed and then distributed to men within his circle. They were usually dressed solely in track suits to discourage male attention. When in the presence of men, Kelly demanded that the girls face the walls and not make eye contact. Cellular devices are confiscated and replaced with specific models provided by Kelly,with no data or contact information other than Kelly's.
If any of these rules are broke, Kelly reportedly abuses the girls both physically and mentally - as he assaulted Jones outside of a Subway sandwich shop after being "too friendly" with a male cashier.
Allegations against Kelly have come outing full force after a Georgia family reported that their 19-year old daughter was being kept against her will. After moving with Kelly to work on her "music career", the 19-year old's family has scarcely seen or heard from their child. When they last saw her in December 2016, seven months ago, they reported she appeared brainwashed, insisting that Kelly was the only one that truly loved and cared for her. Since then they have received all but two text messages from her - on Christmas and Mother's Day - at one sentence a piece.
This wouldn't be the first time Kelly has been accused or even tried of sexual misconduct with a minor, after his alleged marriage to Aaliyah when she was a mere 15-years old, or child pornography charges in 2002. There is no word as to whether or not additional charges will be made by any of the women that have since left his circle, but only time will tell.