“He Has Some STD That He Can’t Cure” Young Woman Accuses R. Kelly Of Transmitting Disease In Complaint
I know what you’re thinking – What?
Timothy Savage, the father of Jocelyn Savage, a 22-year-old woman allegedly a part of R. Kelly’s sex cult, believes that the singer is holding other young women against their will because he has an incurable STD.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Savage said that he initially had this theory, but it became a real possibility when other young women claimed that it was true.
“Other girls have said it to [my wife and me] but they weren’t willing to speak up,” Savage said. “We need a witness to speak up. I hope this opens up some answers. We felt from the beginning that the reason he’s holding the girls is he has some kind of STD that he couldn’t cure.”
Well, one young woman is speaking up through a new complaint, alleging that the 51-year-old “It Seems Like You’re Ready” crooner gave her a sexually transmitted disease during their eight-month relationship. She was only 19.
Last week, the woman filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department alleging that Kelly infected her with an undisclosed STD in Dallas in December. She is also preparing a federal civil complaint, according to her Philadelphia-based attorney, Lee Merritt.
Merritt was recommended to represent her by Savage’s attorney, Gerald A. Griggs, after she reached out to the Savages to let them know that she had spent time with their daughter, Jocelyn, who said last year to TMZ that she was not being held hostage by Kelly but wouldn’t tell them her exact location.
Merritt released details of the complaint to The Washington Post through a statement. The then 19-year-old stated that she met Kelly last June and that the relationship ended in February. She believes that he infected her in December when he was in town for a concert at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. And infecting her was just one trauma that she alleges she faced from the “Pied Piper.”
“Our client was the victim of several forms of criminal misconduct by Kelly, including, but not limited to, unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection),” according to the statement from Merritt. “These offenses occurred while our client was being groomed to join Kelly’s sex cult. Kelly gradually introduced the cult to our client over the course of their relationship, culminating with an explanation that she would have to sign a contract and offer collateral information about herself and her family for Kelly’s protection.”
The release also states that Merritt will hold a news conference Wednesday at Dallas Police headquarters. A representative for Kelly “categorically denies all claims and allegations” related to this newest complaint.
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