The inner-circle exits follow a number of troubling claims against the R&B singer.
R. Kelly's attorney, assistant and publicist have all cut ties with the singer, following several recent sexual misconduct allegations that have been raised against him.
On Friday (April 20), following a report from Pitchfork, Kelly's representative Trevian Kutti confirmed with Billboard that as of April 16 she no longer works with him. Meanwhile, according to BBC3, Kelly's entertainment attorney, Linda Mensch, and his assistant, Diana Copeland, have also left his team. (Mensch also confirmed her resignation to Billboard.)
The resignations follow a Washington Post report published Sunday detailing claims made by a Texas woman that Kelly infected her with a sexually transmitted infection during an eight-month relationship beginning when she was 19 years-old. The woman has filed a police report in Dallas, where the infection allegedly took place and is preparing a federal civil complaint. As well, the woman further alleged, via her lawyer, that she was "being groomed to join Kelly's sex cult" -- referencing an alleged entourage of sex partners with which Kelly travels and over which he exercises intense control, as reported by BuzzFeed last year.