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Who is Joycelyn Savage? R Kelly's alleged victim turned FIANCEE urged courts for lenient sentence: Reports

Jocelyn Savage's family are satisfied with the court verdict while stating that they believe Joycelyn has been ‘brainwashed’
UPDATED JUL 12, 2022
Robert Kelly reportedly got engaged to his alleged sex slave Jocycelyn Savage (Joycelyn Savage/ Instagram/Cook County Sheriff’s Office)
Robert Kelly reportedly got engaged to his alleged sex slave Jocycelyn Savage (Joycelyn Savage/ Instagram/Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: Robert Kelly, the R&B singer was sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 28, Wednesday by a federal court in Brooklyn for misusing his celebrity power to allegedly sexually abuse children and women. Allhiphop has now reported exclusively that Kelly's girlfriend Joycelyn Savage, 26, revealed that she’s engaged to Kelly. The website states Savage noted she is his fiancée in a letter to a judge pleading for leniency ahead of his sentencing. The singer and songwriter, 55, was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year at a trial

Kelly’s girlfriend Savage had previously broken her silence and came forward to narrate the hindrance and abuse she faced in the relationship with Kelly. She alleged that Kelly had grown an intense control over her actions and would command her to call him ‘Daddy’ or ‘Master’ while threatening to finish her career. She further went on to call him a "Monster" who had left her pregnant. Eventually, alleging she ended up getting an abortion and forced surgery at his house.


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Singer R. Kelly turns to leave after appearing at a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly is facing multiple sexual assault charges and is being held without bail. (Photo by Antonio Perez - Pool via Getty Images)

Who is Joycelyn Savage? 

Savage was at first reported to be one of the many girlfriends of the 'Step In The Name Of Love' singer struck by him and she had described herself as a victim of the disgraced R&B superstar. Savage is a model and singer by profession. She is the daughter of Jonjelyn Savage and Timothy Savage. She has one sibling, Jailyn Savage. In the past, both of her parents stated that Kelly “brainwashed” her. Soon afterward, Savage cleared the air and slammed all those allegations. In 2020 Savage recounted her story of being a victim via an Instagram story. She recounted daily chapters from her days with Kelly.

She had revealed that she first met Kelly at a concert when she was 17. On believing his promises she left her college to move in with him and in a couple of months was subjected to his ‘commands’. She also stressed that she was risking her life by sharing her story. Her letter seems to be quite different from when she called herself  “a victim” of the R&B legend. In March 2020, then she sat down with Gayle King on CBS 'This Morning' to defend their relationship. Alongside Kelly’s other girlfriend Azriel Clary, Savage pushed back against claims that he’s been sexually and physically abusive, and that he’s keeping them away from their parents.

Savage's family had previously reacted to her stand defending Kelly. "She is still my daughter, my baby girl, and I know that's not her words. I birthed her and I know she will never turn on her family," said Jonjelyn Savage, Joycelyn's mother, while her sister Jailyn Savage assumed that Joycelyn may have been manipulated and turned fully upside and down after what she went through.

According to the exclusive court document obtained by AllHipHop Kelly's alleged sex slave Savage has revealed that she is engaged to Kelly. She emphasized that she is his fiancée in a letter to a judge pleading for leniency ahead of his sentencing. Savage penned in the letter that “My relationship with Robert is amazing,” she wrote. “He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. We have a very special connection and are deeply in love. I still support Kelly to this day because I love him and will always be here to support him.” She further stressed that at the end of the day Kelly has always taken care of her and any other woman he has been with. While she also stressed that he is an "All Round" incredible person” and always takes the opportunity to help those in need.

On the other hand, the family of Savage has issued a statement claiming their satisfaction with the court verdict while stating that they believe Joycelyn has been ‘brainwashed’. They believe that the sentence will send a ‘strong message that sexual predators will be punished for their illegal conduct. In their continued hope to reunite and reconnect with their daughter, they hope that Savage will return home.’

Savage, however, clearly denies being manipulated and further stated that “Robert and I are deeply in love, and it breaks my heart that the government has created a narrative that I’m a victim,” she wrote. “I’m a grown woman and can speak for myself, which is why I wanted to provide this letter to the court. I respectfully ask that the Court take my words into consideration when sentencing Robert. He is a great man, with a great heart and deserves to be home with his loved ones who are ready to support him.”


In 2018, Kelly released a 19-minute music track “I Admit” in which he supposedly admitted the rumor allegations about his involvement in sexual harassment. Kelly was arrested in Chicago in July on separate sets of charges, of which he has been accused of recruiting underage girls and women to have sex with him. He has pleaded not guilty. In addition to the two federal cases, Kelly is facing charges from state prosecutors in Illinois and Minnesota.