CHICAGO — A brand new column on BuzzFeed says that R. Kelly is operating an abusive “cult.”
DeRogatis stories that R. Kelly controls each a part of the ladies’s lives. If the ladies break his guidelines, they’re punished bodily and verbally.
“He tells them when to eat, when to sleep, the right way to gown, easy methods to pleasure him in encounters that he data, takes their cell telephones, cuts off contact with their family and friends. It is a disturbing story,” he advised WGN in a telephone interview Monday.
You possibly can watch the complete interview within the participant above.
WGN has reached out to R. Kelly’s media contact, and we’re ready to listen to again from him.
Linda Mensch, a civil lawyer in Chicago who represents the Kelly, responded to DeRogatis by way of e-mail relating to the accusations outlined on this story:
“We will solely marvel why people would persist in defaming an excellent artist who loves his followers, works 24/7, and takes care of all the individuals in his life…He works onerous to turn into the most effective individual and artist he might be. It’s fascinating that tales and tales debunked a few years in the past flip up when his aim is to cease the violence; put down the weapons; and embrace peace and love. I suppose that’s the worth of fame. Like all of us, Mr. Kelly deserves a private life. Please respect that.”