A new report has surfaced, detailing how R. Kelly’s inner circle allegedly helped him recruit underage women. According to the Associated Press, more than 10 of Kelly’s associates could be exposed to criminal liability for their silence in the singer’s cases. During a phone interview with the AP, Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for two Kelly accusers, explained how the singer “depended heavily” on others to help manage his perversions. Kelly’s help allegedly targeted underage girls for Kelly, as well as transported them and paid their families off.
Avenatti told the AP, “Kelly could not have accomplished this for 28 years without the assistance of others who looked the other way because they didn’t want the R. Kelly gravy train to end.”
Complex reports that some of these people may not receive criminal charges, depending on where the abuse took place.
All 50 states require certain professional positions to report any signs of abuse under the law, however, only a fraction of states require every adult to do the same.
JOYCELYN SAVAGE COULD BE LIVING AT TRUMP TOWER IN CHICAGO
In other news, according to The Grio, one of R. Kelly’s alleged sex captives, Joycelyn Savage, may be living at Chicago’s Trump Tower. Savage’s family believes she is living at the high rise with another alleged sex captive, Azriel Clary. Savage’s family is also working with Illinois prosecutors to arrange a wellness check on Savage. The also hope to convince their daughter to leave Kelly.
On another note, the woman who alleged posted Kelly’s bail, Valencia Love, is a fan of his music and met him five months ago. The Chicago-Sun Times reported that Don Russell, Kelly’s friend and adviser, said that Love met the singer on the Spirit of Chicago cruise on Lake Michigan in September.
Its worth noting that court records show Love filed for bankruptcy in 2015, saying that she could not pay $2,700 in parking tickets. She also said that she is a teacher at a daycare where she has worked for seven years. Love and her ex-husband did have a large payday in 2017. The former couple was awarded $1.1 million in a legal settlement from the wrongful-death lawsuit they filed against the former Children’s Medical Hospital in Chicago, where their daughter died in 2010 during a heart procedure.
Love told Herald News, “If your friend was in trouble, wouldn’t you bail them out? He’s out. It doesn’t matter who (posted it.)” She also told ABC News that the money wasn’t hers, saying, “It was his own money. I just posted bail for him.”