Two More Accusers Come Forward With Allegations Against R. Kelly

Image courtesy of NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today


Two new women have added their names to the list of those accusing R. Kelly of sexual assault and harassment. Asante McGee and Kitti James both appeared on Megyn Kelly Today this morning to share their stories of their time spent with the singr, who was revealed to be running a cult-like sex dungeon in a viral BuzzFeed exposé.

James shared that she’d lived with Kelly in his Chicago home for two years while the two were engaged in a romantic relationship, and that during that time she’d needed to obtain permission from him to pursue even the most banal of tasks.

“I had to wear sweatpants,” she explained. “I had to stand up when he would walk into a room. I had to be on his phone plan. He would put a lot of his girlfriends on his phone plan so he could control who you were talking to, how often you talked to your family, what you were texting, things like that.”

Even bodily functions were off limits without the all-clear.

“You would have to send a text message to one of his runners, just asking if you could go to the restroom, and they would relay the information to him,” she continued. “You weren’t free to walk throughout the house.”

McGee shared similar claims of her time spent living with Kelly for about a month, after spending a good while touring the country with him.

“When I was on the sprinter, I had to use the restroom. I would text him, Daddy, I need to use the restroom. We were required to call him Daddy,” she said. “You would address him as Daddy. If you didn’t, you would get in trouble. Or slapped.”

Both women agreed that Joycelyn Savage, the woman whose parents say she’s being trapped in Kelly’s home against her will, has been “brainwashed.” R. Kelly denies all allegations.

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