Woman At The Center Of R. Kelly “Cult” Allegations Speaks Out

Jocelyn Savage insists she is “in a happy place” but refused to confirm where she is living or if she’s free to leave.

July 18, 2017
Woman At The Center Of R. Kelly “Cult” Allegations Speaks Out R. Kelly performs during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.   Jason Merritt/Getty

On Monday BuzzFeed News published a disturbing report in which two sets of parents alleged that R. Kelly was keeping their daughters against their will in what they called a "cult." Kelly subsequently denied the allegations, which were verified by three former employees of the R&B singer.


Now, Jocelyn Savage, one of the six women Kelly is accused of keeping in two properties in Atlanta and Chicago, has issued a statement. She too denies anything untoward is happening and explained to TMZ that she voluntarily cut off communication with her parents after a row over her relationship with Kelly.

“I am in a happy place in my life, and I’m not being brainwashed or anything like that,” she said in a video you can see below. “I just want everybody to know, my parents and everybody in the world, that I am totally fine. I’m happy where I’m at, and everything is okay with me…I’ve never been held hostage or anything of that nature.”

Although she insisted she was "fine", she refused to verify where she is living and whether or not she free to come and go from the house. Watch her speak below.

Savage's father, mother and sister held a news conference Monday in which they repeated the allegations and urged Kelly to "release" the girls.

Woman At The Center Of R. Kelly “Cult” Allegations Speaks Out