Two of R. Kelly’s Alleged Victims Detail Abusive Relationships on ‘Megyn Kelly Today’
On Tuesday (May 8), two of R. Kelly's alleged victims stopped by NBC's Megyn Kelly Today and discussed the alleged abusive relationships they were in with the singer.
Asante McGree and Kitti Jones have opened up about their allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct during past interviews, but this time discussed how Kelly was controlling in the relationships. “You would have to send a text message to one of his runners, just asking if you could go to the restroom, and they would relay the information to him,” Jones said. “You weren’t free to walk throughout the house.”
McGee says they were required to refer Kelly as "Daddy" and if they didn't, they would get abused. "You would address him as Daddy," she said. "If you didn't, you would get in trouble. Or slapped."
Jones says the abuse first happened when she confronted him about introducing her to the alleged minor he had reportedly slept with in 2002. "I confronted him about it—that was the first time he abused me."
Elsewhere during the episode, Megyn Kelly also spoke with Tim and Jonjelyn Savage, the parents of Joycelyn Savage, who they say has been brainwashed by R. Kelly. The parents say their daughter was not allowed to come to her grandfather's funeral and claim contact has been cut off.
While the Savages say their daughter is being controlled by Kelly, recent footage shows the young woman out with the singer. In video from April 28 obtained by TMZ and published on Tuesday, Joycelyn can be seen shopping with R. Kelly in Chicago, holding hands and affectionately touching his neck.
Last week, two more women came forward, accusing R. Kelly of sexual abuse. The first woman, Lizzette Martinez, says she was in a relationship with the singer when she was 17 years old. Another woman named Michelle, claims her daughter is also being brainwashed by Kelly.
Check out the interviews, as well as Joycelyn out with R. Kelly below.
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