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Parents accuse R Kelly of brainwashing, abusing girls in ‘sex cult’

Parents have explained how their female children show signs of brainwashing and claiming to be ‘in love’ with the RnB singer.

FILE: Singer Robert Kelly. Picture: Instagram.

JOHANNESBURG – American singer and songwriter Robert Kelly has been accused of luring children in with the promise of kick starting their musical careers, only to brainwash and keep them in his abusive cult.

In a BuzzFeed exclusive, parents explain how their female children show signs of brainwashing and claiming to be ‘in love’ with the RnB singer.

It’s also reported that the Bump ’N Grind hitmaker is extremely controlling; telling the women when to eat, what to eat, when to bathe and monitoring their social lives.

He is also said to order them into sexually pleasing him.

These and more accusations have been corroborated by three former members of Kelly’s inner circle Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones and Asante McGee.

According to the trio, at Kelly’s house where the women live, there is an older woman who trains his recruits on how to perform sexual acts on or with him.

The Guardian is reporting that police in Illinois and Georgia have found nothing illegal about the arrangements, following a series of “goodwill” checks on the women.

One of the women living with Kelly and an aspiring singer herself, told police she was “fine and did not want to be bothered with her parents”.

A parent said she last saw her daughter in December last year.

“It was as if she was brainwashed. [She] looked like a prisoner – it was horrible. I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she’s in love, and [Kelly] is the one who cares for her.”

The I believe I can Fly hitmaker’s lawyers has also responded to the allegations, saying: “We can only wonder why folks would persist in defaming a great artist who loves his fans, works 24/7, and takes care of all of the people in his life.”

Kelly is no stranger to a sexual case; in 2008 he was accused of filming himself engaging in intercourse with a 14-year-old child but was later acquitted of child pornography.

He’s reportedly also been in a relationship with the late Aaliyah when she was 15 and he was 27 at the time.

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