R. Kelly's Alleged Victim Speaks Out

Jocelyn Savage says she's 'never been held hostage'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2017 6:21 AM CDT
R. Kelly's Alleged Victim Speaks Out
R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game on Nov. 17, 2015, in New York.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

R. Kelly and one of his alleged victims are hitting back following a BuzzFeed report alleging the singer holds women captive in a cult. In a statement released through his lawyer, Kelly says he is "alarmed and disturbed" and "unequivocally denies such allegations," adding he "will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name," per USA Today. Meanwhile, Jocelyn Savage is speaking out to TMZ. Savage, whose parents told BuzzFeed that she's been brainwashed by Kelly, says "I am in a happy place with my life, and I’m not being brainwashed or anything like that."

Savage, 21, says she hasn't spoken with her parents in five or six months because of abuse allegations they've leveled against Kelly. But "I am totally fine" and have "never been held hostage," she adds. At a press conference Monday night, Savage's father said he believed his daughter was suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, in which victims develop feelings of affection for their captors. Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage vowed to rescue not only Jocelyn, but all other women allegedly kept at Kelly's homes and said evidence against Kelly would be made public "in the next two to three days," reports Heavy.com. (More R. Kelly stories.)

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