They’re not giving up.
The family of Jocelyn Savage, one of several alleged captives in R. Kelly’s rumored sex cult, are pleading with the singer to let them see their daughter, according to TMZ.
Attorney Gerald Griggs, chosen to represent Savage’s loved ones, claims they’ve made several attempts to arrange a private meeting at the performer’s upcoming show in Atlanta.
They believe their daughter travels with Kelly when he tours and are hopeful that he’ll allow them to visit with her, without him or his assistants present. Griggs said they’re willing to arrange a meeting in a neutral location.
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TMZ reported that they have not yet heard back from Kelly or his team.
According to the outlet, a number of protesters intend to gather outside the venue to oppose Kelly’s performance. Savage’s family does not plan to participate.
The family’s plea comes just days after new allegations against the singer surfaced.
On Tuesday, 24-year-old Jerhonda Pace came forward in a Buzzfeed interview about sexual abuse she claims to have suffered at the hand of Kelly.
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She alleged that the relationship happened when she was 16 years old, revealing that they met in Chicago where she was attending his child pornography trial in 2008.
Pace told Buzzfeed that before asking her age, Kelly invited her to his home in 2009. She told the outlet she came clean about her age in July 2009 and was instructed to lie to other people and say she was 19.
She accused the Grammy award-winner of mental and physical abuse, claiming that their relationship went on for 8 months.
Pace told the publication she followed specific “rules” when she stayed at Kelly’s Olympia Fields, Ill., home on weekends. She was reportedly required to wear baggy clothes and ask permission to eat, use the bathroom, and shower.
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She alleged, in her account, that Kelly got violent with her in January 2010, when he saw her texting a friend.
“I was slapped and I was choked and I was spit on,” she recalled.
Pace told Buzzfeed she stopped seeing Kelly and sought the help of Chicago lawyer Susan E. Loggans, who had helped other women who claimed they, too, were abused by the recording artist. Within weeks, she reached a reported settlement.
The woman reportedly decided to come forward because she’s worried about a friend she claims to have brought into Kelly’s group. She told Buzzfeed the woman still lives with the singer.
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Kelly’s team has denied all accusations made against him.
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