Inside R Kelly's $1.7M Atlanta mansion where disgraced singer ran sex cult and held women captive

Inside R Kelly's $1.7M Atlanta mansion where disgraced singer ran sex cult and held women captive
R Kelly was found guilty of nine criminal counts, including violations of the Mann Act and racketeering (Cook County Sheriff’s Office, @raphousetv2/Twitter)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Disgraced singer R Kelly had allegedly held women captive in an opulent house and forced them to take part in orgies. According to court documents, the 'I Believe I Can Fly' singer's Atlanta home was sold for $1.7 million last June.

Last September, Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was found guilty on nine charges, including violating the Mann Act and racketeering, The Sun reports. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 29. Kelly was charged with keeping his alleged victims on the 11,455-square-foot property as members of a sex cult.

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Two kitchens, a home theater, a pool, a spa, and a tennis court can all be seen in photos shot inside the house by The Sun. The claims made by women who stayed there were covered in the documentary 'Surviving R Kelly.' They said the celebrity forced them to address him as "Daddy." As per reports, others claimed he made them beg him for food and to go to the bathroom.

"Whenever I was in my room alone, that was when I would call home to speak to my children, as when I was with Robert, he didn't want us to have our phones and have contact with the outside world," Victim Asante McGee said to the BBC. "As soon as I moved in, he started inflicting both emotional and sexual abuse." She added, "No, he didn't force me to have sex with him, but he intimidated me to commit sexual acts and have threesomes with other women when I made it clear that I wasn't comfortable." She stated Kelly "controlled every aspect of my life, while I lived with him. Myself and two other girls who were living with him while I was there could only eat when he said we could eat." She continued, He even controlled when we could use the toilet or come out of our rooms."

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A notice of eviction was delivered to Kelly's residence in 2018. The Daily Mail said that he had to pay more than $25,000 in past rent. The mansion's expansive gardens and opulent interior are depicted in photos taken by The Sun. The singer's alleged past history of sexual misconduct with minors was covered in the documentary series 'Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning.' The docuseries included an accusation made by Kelly's brother, Carey, that the star attempted to buy him off with a $50,000 bribe to take responsibility for a "child sex tape." Carey stated he told his brother, "You ain't got enough money for me to say that's me. Because it ain't worth me selling my soul." After the jury was unable to agree on whether the girl in the 27-minute tape was underage, Kelly was found not guilty in 2008. When it premiered in January 2019, the original series, 'Surviving R Kelly,' was met with an enthusiastic response. 

Lifetime broadcasts the final episodes of 'Surviving R Kelly,' titled 'The Final Chapter,' on Monday, January 2, and Tuesday, January 3 at 8 pm ET. The aftermath of Kelly's state and federal trials will be covered in the last season of 'Surviving R Kelly: The Final Chapter,' according to the trailer that was unveiled on December 15. 

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