R. Kelly and his former team are making headlines once again as his former manager is accused of threatening to kill the family of a woman who is allegedly being held at the R&B singer’s home against her will.
Henry James Mason surrendered on Friday morning after an arrest warrant was issued against him on terroristic threat charges for threats he allegedly made last May, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Mason allegedly told Joycelyn Savage’s dad Tim Savage, “I’m gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I’m gonna get you, I’m going to (expletive) kill you,” according to a police incident report, cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, which documents allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct committed by Kelly, has resulted in both intense backlash and the announcement of the launch of criminal investigations by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Georgia.
Savage is one of several girls being held against their will at Kelly’s home in a cult, according to Buzzfeed’s explosive story about the “Ignition” singer in 2017. Joycelyn Savage’s parents are featured in “Surviving R. Kelly.” The parents have repeatedly accused the singer of brainwashing their daughter. They have not seen her in nearly three years.
Joycelyn Savage herself, however, denies that she is being held hostage.
“I'm 21, I'm about to be 22 in a few days and I just mainly want to say that I am in a happy place with my life and I'm not being brainwashed or anything like that,” she told TMZ in 2017. “I am totally fine.”
Earlier this week, Chicago police paid a visit to Kelly’s home after someone suggests that two women, one of whom was Savage, were being held against their will in the apartment, NBC Chicago reports. Police spoke with Kelly as well as the two women and police concluded that the complaint was unfounded.
Kelly has denied the allegations made in the film and has for decades denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.
[Photo: Henry County Sheriff's Office]
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