R Kelly is reportedly engaged to certainly one of his alleged victims, Joycelyn Savage.
The relationship standing between the R&B singer, who was lately sentenced to 30 years in jail on racketeering and intercourse trafficking expenses, and Savage was detailed in a letter Savage despatched to a choose earlier than Kelly’s sentencing, based on TMZ.
Savage reportedly described Kelly as her fiancé in a letter written to a federal choose by which she additionally requested for a lenient sentence.
“Thank you for the opportunity to share my experiences,” Savage wrote, based on TMZ, which obtained the letter. “My name is Joycelyn Savage, and I’m Robert Kelly’s fiancé[e]. I’m writing this letter in support of Robert in advance of his sentencing, so I can explain to the court that I’m not the victim that the government has portrayed me to be.”
In the letter, Savage went on to explain her relationship with Kelly as “amazing” earlier than claiming that he’s the “best thing that’s ever happened to me”.
“We have a very special connection and are deeply in love. I still support Robert to this day because I love him and will always be here to support him. Robert is not the monster that the government has described him to be. The Robert I know is very sweet, gentle, and kind. At the end of the day, he has always made sure that I’m taken care of, and any other women he was with as well,” she wrote.
Savage additionally claimed that allegations Kelly held her and different girls towards their will are “absolutely untrue” and “the complete opposite of who he is and what my relationship is like with Robert”.
“Robert and I are deeply in love and it breaks my heart that the government has created a narrative that I’m a victim. I’m a grown woman, and can speak for myself which is why I wanted to provide this letter to the court,” she added, earlier than concluding: “I respectfully ask that the Court take my words into consideration when sentencing Robert. He is a great man, with a great heart and deserves to be home with his loved ones who are ready to support him.”
In an announcement to TMZ, Gerald Griggs, a lawyer for Savage’s dad and mom, stated that Savage by no means made the engagement identified to her household, nor has she ever spoken in regards to the “possibility” of the pair turning into engaged.
Griggs additionally questioned the legitimacy of the pair’s alleged engagement contemplating Savage didn’t testify in regards to the relationship standing beneath oath.
According to TMZ, Savage’s household “strongly doubts” the validity of the engagement claims, nevertheless, Griggs famous that Savage hasn’t spoken to her household since leaving to be with the disgraced singer.
The Independent has contacted Savage, a lawyer for R Kelly, and Griggs for remark.