complex.com - 6 days ago
Parents Accuse R. Kelly of Holding Their Daughters in 'Abusive Cult'
An extensive new report on 50-year-old R&B star R. Kelly reveals allegations that the singer is holding multiple women against their will in an "abusive cult."
The allegations, detailed in a BuzzFeed News piece from Jim DeRogatis Monday, come from concerned parents who say they are now actively fighting to bring their daughters home from what they describe as a "brainwashed" environment. " [She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible," one woman, identified only as "J," said of her daughter's alleged relationship with Kelly. "I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she's in love and [Kelly] is the one who cares for her. I don't know what to do. I hope that if I get her back, I can get her treatment for victims of cults. They can reprogram her.
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