R. Kelly has been in a media firestorm since the airing of the docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly.” He is now facing 10 counts of sex abuse, heading to trial and his public image has been shot — especially after the Gayle King interview. That said, his so-called rep, Darrell Johnson, has said he was working on a reunion between Joycelyn Savage and her family. For some reason, that reunion will no loner happen.
Earlier today, TMZ reported, “Joycelyn is not opposed to meeting with her mom and dad, but she only wants to meet them in Chicago. We’re told the Savage family wants to meet Joycelyn at her grandmother’s home — which is outside the Windy City — because Grandma’s battling cancer.”
However, that has now changed with TMZ claiming that the Savage family attorney for the claimed “R. Kelly’s team reached out to the Savages to say they’re no longer going to help coordinate a meeting. It’s unclear why Kelly’s team pulled a 180.”
It is possible R. Kelly changed his mind due to new audio that leaked earlier this week. As NewsOne reported, The Blast supposedly obtained audio of Joycelyn Savage talking to voice coach after her family found out she had a a sexual relationship with the singer.
“I told him what was going on,” she said to her voice coach. “He can’t trust me … I have to gain his trust back because he really likes me a lot.” She also said that Kelly wanted her to send a text message saying, “I lied about me and you having sex.” Savage is also scared that R. Kelly may have gave her an STD, specifically herpes.
The Blast also reports, “Joycelyn confided in her closest friends that Kelly allegedly sexually assaulted her during their first meeting, and her family firmly believes that incident started a pattern of physical and psychological abuse that resulted in total dedication to the star.”
Kelly and Savage reportedly met in 2015 when he flew her out to a show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The audio has reportedly been give to federal investigators. Listen below:
Kelly was arrested Feb. 23 after surrendering to Chicago police following his indictment on the same day for 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The latest sex crime charges he is facing stem from attorney Michael Avenatti giving purported child porn videos that featured the singer. Avenatti said he was hired last April in connection to multiple allegations of Kelly sexually assaulting minors. He claimed to have videotaped evidence, which, despite their similarities, were apparently not the same video footage that got Kelly indicted in 2002 — and acquitted in 2008 — for child porn.
Interest in seeing Kelly charged for his alleged crimes came at the beginning of the year when the bombshell docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” aired with several women accusing him of sexually abusing them when they were underage.