The family of one of R. Kelly’s alleged abuse victims has created an “abuse hotline” for victims to report their encounters with the R&B singer.
Tim and Jonjelyn Savage accused R. Kelly of brainwashing their daughter, Joycelyn, and holding her against her will. The Savages said they haven’t seen their daughter since December 2016 and last spoke to her on the phone in December 2017. Though Joycelyn has come out to dispute her parents’ claims, she still remains with the singer.
According to Mic, the Savages have been inundated with calls from women or parents with their own stores of abuse by the R&B singer since the Buzzfeed article. Because many were too scared to speak out, it pushed the couple to launch the “R. Kelly abuse hotline” this week.
“One reason I feel that he’s been getting away with a lot of the allegations for the last two decades is because people feel he has money and power and they don’t have the resources to fight him…”