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What goes on inside R. Kelly’s homes has been the subject of much scrutiny. From the outside, reporters and advocates alike are left asking people who manage to break out the Pied Piper’s grasp about the singer’s alleged harems and strict rules.
But it turns out that anyone who wanted to know what goes down inside Robert’s Atlanta mansions just needed to get their hands on a halfway decent costume and Ocean’s 11 their way in. Apparently, Kelly’s Atlanta homes were cleaned out by a group of men claiming to be movers.
According to TMZ, three men went full Grinch on everything Kelly owns, swiping it all, and loading it into vans over Thanksgiving weekend while Kelly was away on tour. The police noticed the operation and even questioned the three men about what they were doing. They told the APD that they were hired by a Kelly associate named Alfonso Walker to clean out the houses and sell what was inside. They said that Kelly was moving his entire operation to Chicago and they needed to offload all the stuff with which he’d filled his southern homes.
Kelly told the police that Walker was a part-time employee of his, not authorized to make that sort of call. According to the gossip website, police got a warrant for Walker’s home and found some of the stolen goods in his house. The website goes on to say that Walker gave three contradictory stories about how the stuff ended up at his residence.
Walker was scheduled to turn himself in earlier this week, but he never showed up. Police have since issued a warrant for his arrest.
What Goes On?
In a story published by Buzzfeed, reporter and preeminent R. Kelly-is-a-bad-bad-man expert Jim DeRogatis detailed the alleged “sex cult” that Kelly runs out of his homes. Using the testimony of a family who had allowed their daughter to live with Kelly, DeRogatis paints a picture of an abusive harem run by the R&B singer. According to the mother of one of the victims,
“It was as if she was brainwashed. She looked like a prisoner… it was horrible… I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she’s in love and he is the one who cares for her. I don’t know what to do. I hope that if I get her back, I can get her treatment for victims of cults. They can reprogram her. But I wish I could have stopped it from happening.” (from Buzzfeed)
A woman named Jerhonda Pace backed up DeRogatis’ claims in an interview with The Real. She claims she was kept as a member of the cult in which Kelly kept her for sexual favors. She said that she was trained by another woman in all the things that Kelly liked from his partners.
“The trainer, it’s a woman, she trains you to please him sexually. She taught me how to please him, she also taught me what I liked,” said the victim who was underage at the time of the alleged incidents.
She added that she was only able to escape on the pretense of going to pick up some shoes. Now that she’s out, she’s hoping to free more women from the Kelly’s grasp.
“I just really hope I can help these women out. Kelly needs to be stopped,” she said.
What do you think? How long will Kelly be allowed to run such operations out of his home, especially now that we know his security is easily bested? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.