One of R Kelly’s victims claims she is engaged to him, after the disgraced singer was sentenced to 30 years in jail for shocking sex crimes.
R Kelly is engaged to one of his victims, the woman has claimed, as the relationship came to light weeks after the disgraced R&B singer was jailed for 30 years.
Joycelyn Savage revealed the alleged engagement in a letter to Judge Ann Donnelly, obtained by TMZ, moments before Kelly was sentenced, The Sun reports.
“My name is Joycelyn Savage, and I’m Robert Kelly’s fiance,” she reportedly penned in the letter. “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.”
Ms Savage went on to say her “relationship with Robert is amazing,” and they were “deeply in love”.
“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 king. 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.
“He is a great man, with a great heart and deserves to be home with his loved ones who are ready to support him,” she concluded.
Gerald Griggs, a lawyer for Ms Savage’s parents, told TMZ she never made the engagement known to the family, and they’ve never even spoken about the possibility beforehand.
The family lawyer questions the engagement’s legitimacy because Ms Savage didn’t testify about it under oath and instead slipped it into the letter.
Ms Savage’s family “strongly doubts” the engagement story and would like to reconnect with her to hear the whole story; however, they have not talked to Ms Savage since she left to live with Kelly.