I spent almost 20 years reporting on R. Kelly, and nine months trying to find an outlet to publish the story of the “sex cult” that would — finally — get the world’s attention. (An excerpt from Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly.)
Seeing Live Nation/Ticketmaster credited at the end of A Star Is Born is like finding out The Handmaid’s Tale was produced by Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, the family met with police about alleged “terroristic threats” made by Kelly’s manager: “I’m gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I’m gonna get you, I’m going to fucking kill you.”
The new allegations range from underage sexual abuse in the 1990s to holding a “brainwashed” woman in a “cult” today.
For Jerhonda Pace, who last summer accused musician R. Kelly of abusing her when she was a minor, watching #MeToo take down powerful men has been bittersweet. “What about R. Kelly’s victims? What about us? Nothing happened for us.”
Jerhonda Pace was just 15 when she met her musical idol, R. Kelly, outside his child pornography trial. The alleged underage sexual relationship with him that followed and subsequent payouts mirror decades of allegations against the star.
As the R&B legend tours the country this summer, parents have told police that R. Kelly is keeping women against their will in an abusive "cult" that's tearing families apart. Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle told BuzzFeed News similar stories.