ANTE UP: R. Kelly Reportedly Hires Crisis Team To Combat Sex Cult Accusations
R. Kelly Hires Crisis Team
After suffering another major blow to his already sketchy reputation, R. Kelly has reportedly hired a crisis team to help him combat the sex cult accusations.
The news comes less than a week after Joycelyn Savage‘s family sat down with V-103 in Atlanta for an in-depth and shocking interview…to say the least.
Page Six reports, R. Kelly’s booking agency, Monterey International, plans to sever ties with him this week. His ticket sales are suffering and has resulted in his Dallas, New Orleans and Baton Rouge shows being cancelled.
Kells is hoping a crisis team will make all of this go away.
Via Page Six:
We’re told the R&B crooner and his publicist Trevian Kutti, who is also Regina King’s stylist, are plotting to undermine the families’ accusations that he’s holding their girls hostage.
One of the alleged captives, Jocelyn Savage, told TMZ that she’s happy living with Kelly, and slammed her father’s allegations.
After the video emerged, a source said, “They’re working on a plan to portray Jocelyn’s father as having . . . encouraged the relationship with R. Kelly. They want to make it look like Kelly rescued her from her father.”
Meanwhile, Kelly retained Bill Cosby’s former lawyer Monique Pressley to manage the crisis, and is paying her $50,000 for 30 days. “She signed on to do damage control,” the source said.
Kutti told us in a statement, “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”
Watch the interview with Joycelyn Savage’s family on page 2.