Things aren’t going as well as R. Kelly would have hoped, so he’s canceled the remaining dates of his tour and hired crisis managers to assess the situation.
In July, a young lady’s family contacted the media and filed a report alleging that R. Kelly was controlling their daughter, and other young women, in a style reminiscent to a sex cult. Since then, similar stories have come out and R. Kelly has refuted all of the claims. Now, as it appears on Ticketmaster’s website, several dates of his “The After Party” tour have been canceled. The dates include stops in Dallas, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Los Angeles.
According to Page Six, Kellz has also hired Bill Cosby’s crisis team to help him through the sex cult accusations. He’s reportedly paying former lawyer Monique Pressley $50,000 for 30 days to do damage control. The allegations have already caused his ticket sales to go down and reportedly, his booking agency, Monterey International, plans to cut ties with him this week.
R Kelly’s crisis team is working on a plan to get back at the family of Joycelyn Savage.
“They’re working on a plan to portray Jocelyn’s father as having . . . encouraged the relationship with R. Kelly. They want to make it look like Kelly rescued her from her father,” a source said.
“Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name,” his publicist Trevian Kutti said.