The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer allegedly controls "what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engaged in sexual encounters he records".
The young women who live with R. Kelly, according to DeRogatis, must also wear jogging suits because he "he doesn't want them to look appealing" and if they are too perceived to be too friendly with men who aren't Kelly he reportedly hits them.
After luring women under the guise of musical mentorship, parents of the women who are now engaged in relationships with Kelly and former members of the star's "inner circle" describe a specific pattern of abuse: the star begins sexual relationships with the young women, and quickly moves them into his rental homes (called "guest houses") in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs.
They also say that Kelly films their sexual encounters, which he then shows to his male friends.
A former member of Kelly's inner circle, Cheryl Mack, has also spoken out about the situation. The summer school roommate of the 19-year-old at the center of the story said she was once told a story about how Kelly had sent a driver to take the Atlanta babies to a club. "You have to ask to go use the bathroom", Mack said. "He is a puppet master".
It should be noted that the women R. Kelly is involved with were allegedly groomed over time and now are at the legal age of consent in both Georgia and IL, or are over the age of 21.
Because all of the women who are allegedly involved in the cult are of legal consenting age and not "missing persons", the police has been unable to help parents who have been desperately trying to bring their daughters home, although some have since opened an investigation with the FBI. "But Robert is the devil", McGee said, suggesting that the singer has two personalities. "She looked like a prisoner - it was awful", said the mother of one of the girls who is working with the FBI and police in the ongoing investigation.
"He works hard to become the best person and artist he can be". The concerned mum and dad, named in the report only as J. and Tim, have filed a report with Johns Creek Police Department accusing Kelly, full name Robert Sylvester Kelly, of keeping their daughter as part of a "cult" and accusing him of being "abusive and of "controlling her daughter".
According to the report, there are at least five women who have lived with him in the last one year.
R. Kelly allegedly has roughly 7 women in his circle.
"In the back of our minds, we were thinking [my daughter] could be around him if I was with her", she said.
The parents claim that they have since only received brief text messages from their daughter. Upon declining the invitation, her father learned that Kelly had recently paid for the Florida singer to have breast enhancement surgery.
This is the latest disturbing crime Kelly has been accused of, as he was acquitted on fourteen counts of child pornography. "[She] looked like a prisoner - it was disgusting", recounts a mother identified as "J." describing the last time she saw her daughter, who R. Kelly met in 2015 when she was 19 and promised to mentor.
A lawyer for Kelly responded to the allegations, saying they were the "price of fame".