"Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him," his lawyer said in a statement.
R. Kelly has responded to disturbing abuse allegations related to a Buzzfeed article published Monday (July 17) with a statement from his lawyer saying the singer denies the report and will work to clear his name.
The article detailed an alleged sex "cult," where according to sources the singer is housing half a dozen young women in properties in Chicago and Atlanta. Kelly allegedly controls all aspects of the women's lives, including what they eat, how they dress, when they sleep and how they "engage in sexual encounters that he records." The story was written by longtime Chicago music journalist Jim DeRogatis.
"Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him," Kelly's lawyer, Linda Mensch, told Pitchfork in a statement. "Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name."