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R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In An Abusive “Cult,” Parents Told Police

Original story at BuzzFeed• 15 mentions • 1 week ago

BuzzFeed 1 week ago

 
Backstage at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, on May 23, 2015, J. was thrilled that her 19-year-old daughter’s music career was going to make a major leap forward from recording demos and performing at talent shows to the chance of stardom — thanks to the help of an R&B superstar. “When we got to go backstage with R. Kelly, we stayed there over two hours,” said J. “One-on-one with just me and my daughter and him. We went back to talk about the music. He listened to her CD. He was going to help her with her ...
 
 
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18 Jul
KWANZA @SDCC 2104 @kwanzer
Parents Told Police Their Daughter Is Being Held Against Her Will In R. Kelly’s “Cult” https://t.co/AhajHsMNvk
17 Jul
Alex Segura @alex_segura
R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In An Abusive “Cult,” Parents Told Police https://t.co/Ikjf5MGRCF via @JimDeRogatis @buzzfeed
17 Jul
NARAL @NARAL
“You have to ask for food. You ask to go to the bathroom.” R. Kelly is holding women against their will in a cult: https://t.co/7dgZ0VHRDt
17 Jul
Kate Aurthur @KateAurthur
.@JimDeRogatis, the foremost expert on R. Kelly, reports on the latest. https://t.co/swMmYWyf3Q
17 Jul
PositionedToWin @ActsofFaithblog
RT @freeblackgirl: R. Kelly is a predator. Who is intervening on behalf of these girls? https://t.co/XT35MXQEjA
17 Jul
Jennifer L. Pozner @jennpozner
2. @BuzzFeed's "R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In A “Cult,” Parents Told Police" seems well-reported: https://t.co/gwAHJyK683
17 Jul
emily nussbaum @emilynussbaum
RT @shani_o: New: R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In An Abusive “Cult,” Parents Told Police https://t.co/q99JS82m7M
17 Jul
Anna @abracarioca
RT @BuzzFeedBen: A really disturbing story https://t.co/ck4QUoyx5z
17 Jul
Longform @longform
"Inside the Pied Piper of R&B's 'Cult'" https://t.co/JqvQupUTDN (by @JimDeRogatis, @BuzzFeed) https://t.co/pVREUVHTxR
17 Jul
O M O J U @omojumiller
RT @mat: R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In An Abusive “Cult,” Parents Told Police https://t.co/yoVJF6aT6e via @JimDeRogatis
17 Jul
Nona WillisAronowitz @nona
This is what happens when you allow an abuser to pay his way out of abuse for two fucking decades https://t.co/8FWrdBTYTe
17 Jul
Jamilah Lemieux @JamilahLemieux
People thought he'd 'grow out of it,' like he was going to stop being an abuser as he got old? Not how it works: https://t.co/n7ypIqyx3p
17 Jul
Jill Filipovic @JillFilipovic
RT @stuartmillar159: !! R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In An Abusive “Cult,” Parents Told Police https://t.co/RrdUfbUv4V via…
17 Jul
Sarah Weinman @sarahw
Kudos to @JimDeRogatis for never letting this horrible story go. https://t.co/p3GAhHUi1o