Police Search R. Kelly’s Home After Caller Alerted Of Possible Suicide Pact Between R. Kelly’s Girlfriends
Chicago Police were alerted to a disturbing call on Tuesday evening that alluded to the carrying out of a suicide pact between R. Kelly’s girlfriends, PEOPLE reports.. The call later proved to be a false alarm.
On Tuesday an anonymous caller called police dispatch to report that Kelly’s girlfriend, Azriel Clary and “four other women, who are victims of R. Kelly are planning to carry out a suicide pact at one of the condos at Trump Tower.” Clary and Jocelyn Savage, two of Kelly’s girlfriends, reside with Kelly at his Chicago residence. Officers and emergency responders arrived to the residence around 5:30 p.m.
“It is offensive that anyone gives this any credibility,” Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg said in a statement to PEOPLE.
But reports of a suicide pact amongst the women have been echoed before. One of Kelly’s accusers, Lizzette Martinez, sat down with and revealed that she worries about the women because of the detrimental promise they’ve made to take their lives if all goes south.
“I was the beginning of the predatory behavior. I was… I met him after he married Aaliyah. I had it bad but what I hear today is that he’s taking this to a whole other level and I’m so worried about the young women in the house,” Martinez said.
“I mean my anxiety is constantly through the roof because I hear the parents, I hear there’s a plan in place. That he’s put it in place that if something goes down they’re all going to take pills and kill… I just can’t.”
“I just don’t understand it and I’m so worried about them. It just breaks my heart. I’m so angry with him,” Martinez added.
On Wednesday Clary’s parents sat down with CBS News also echoed that they fear for their daughter’s well-being. The Clary’s revealed that Azriel struggled with depression and attempted suicide over a previous relationship before she began dating the singer. In the beginning of their relationship, Azirel, who is also a singer, desired to tour with Kelly after he offered her an opportunity to accompany him on tour. They claim that Azriel threatened to take her life again if her family did not allow her to go.
Clary and Savage recently broke their silence in a CBS interview with Gayle King last week to discuss the nature of their relationship with the disgraced R&B singer. Along with Kelly, both women repeatedly denied that they were being held against their will or were victims of a sex cult, allegations made last summer and reinforced with the airing of Lifetime’s documentary, Surviving R. Kelly.
“I’m crying because you guys don’t know the truth,” Clary said during the emotional segment. “You guys are believing some f—ing facade that our parents are saying. This is all f—ing lies for money, and if you can’t see that, you’re ignorant and you’re stupid.”
Both women denied reports that they began dating Kelly or engaged in any sexual activity with the singer while they were underage.
The signer faces an uphill legal battle as he appeared in court on Wednesday to ask for lower payments in his ongoing child support case. Two weeks ago Kelly pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse.