This morning on Megyn Kelly Today, two women accusing R. Kelly of abuse spoke out about their experiences with the singer, and his reported manipulation tactics.
“I had to stand up when he would walk in a room,” Kitti Jones said. She also said she was required to be on his phone plan “so he can control who you’re talking to, how often you talk to your family, what you’re texting.”
Asante McGee, who says she dated the singer from 2014 to 2016, told Megyn Kelly another disturbing demand Kelly forced on his girlfriends. “We were required to call him daddy,” McGee said. “He told us to call him daddy.”
R. Kelly has denied all allegations of abuse but two other guests on Megyn Kelly, husband and wife Tim and Jonjelyn Savage, say their daughter, Joycelyn, is being held against her will in one of the singer’s homes. At one point, Kelly reads out a statement from Joycelyn saying she’s happily - and voluntarily - living with R. Kelly. Her parents argue that very statement is false due to one glaring error: the statement, reportedly issued by Joycelyn herself, spells her name as Jocelyn.
“As you see that, Joycelyn’s name is spelled wrong on there,” Tim Savage said. Megyn Kelly continued, saying, “R. Kelly’s representatives gave that to us, purportedly from Joycelyn, who apparently has spelled her own name wrong.”