Parents claim R Kelly is holding their daughters in an 'abusive cult'

7 years ago
A BuzzFeed News report came out on 17 July, 2017 accusing R&B singer R. Kelly of holding six women against their will - in what has been described as a "cult". According to the report, parents of three young women accuse R. Kelly of predatory behavior towards their daughters, dictating every aspects of their lives. Three former members of the singer's entourage back up these allegations, saying that Kelly decides what they eat, how they dress, when they sleep and how they engage in sexual encounters. The women also have their phones confiscated so they can't communicate with family and friends, and are punished if they break any of these rules." R. Kelly is the sweetest person you will ever want to meet, but Robert is the devil," a woman who used to live with him told BuzzFeed. Despite the claims, all women living there say they're fine, and a couple go further to say they don't want to be bothered. Several of the women's parents have gone to the police to try to get their daughters back, but no arrests have been made - since they're all of legal age and have claimed they're not being held against their will.