R. Kelly‘s girlfriends Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary have a message for those who believe they were kicked out of the singer’s home after he was arrested on federal sex trafficking charges: The reports aren’t true, and they’re still living in the same place.
Over the weekend, some reports claimed the feds seized control of the condominium, located in Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, and the two women were forced to leave.
In fact, Gerald Griggs, the attorney for Savage’s parents, said the Savages thought the women were moved to an undisclosed location and staying with Kelly’s handlers after the arrest. That’s because they couldn’t be located.
And during a press conference given by Kelly’s spokesperson Darrell Johnson on Friday, Joycelyn Savage’s father Timothy Savage approached him and demanded to know his daughter’s whereabouts.
Griggs also said the Savages were concerned their daughter and Clary made a suicide pact and would carry it out because of Kelly’s recent arrest.
But to dispel those ideas, the women recorded a video of themselves, said they’re doing fine and haven’t been kicked out of the condo at all. They also showed a view of the skyline to show they’re really in a Chicago high-rise and denied earlier reports they’re being held against their will.
“We actually just read an article saying that we’re evicted from the Trump, saying that we were under emergency living and all kind of stuff like that,” said Clary. “We just wanted to let you guys know that that is not true.”
Savage then chimed in and said her parents know exactly where she is.
“We’ve been here at the Trump,” Clary continued. “We’ve been here for years. We move freely, we come and go freely, we actually left out this morning.”
Besides the federal charges that came out of the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of New York, the disgraced star was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse in Chicago earlier this year, then received another 11 felony counts of sexual misconduct back in May.