R Kelly has been accused of holding young women against their will in an abusive “cult”, with several sets of parents coming forward to speak about the shocking claims.
Three former members of the R&B singer’s entourage have also come forward and confirmed the parents’ claims of his controlling behaviour.
Speaking to Buzzfeed one was quoted as saying: ‘(Kelly] is a master at mind control… He is a puppet master’.
According to the parents and former crew members – Kelly – who is currently on a tour of the US – keeps the young women at his rented homes in Atlanta and Chicago – orders them to call him ‘daddy’ – films their sexual encounters and punishes them verbally and physically when they break his ‘rules’.
Asante McGee – a former member of Kelly’s inner circle – claimed there are currently six women living in properties rented by Kelly – who 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’.