R. Kelly Engaged To Alleged Victim Jocelyn Savage

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 R. Kelly performs onstage during R. Kelly, New Edition and The Jacksons at the 2013 BET Experience at Staples Center on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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According to a letter obtained by TMZ, singer R. Kelly is engaged to one of his alleged victims, Jocelyn Savage.

Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a conviction in a highly publicized sex trafficking case on June 29th, facing a guilty verdict on nine different offenses. One of his alleged victims, Jocelyn Savage, claimed in a letter to the court that the two were engaged.

On June 29, US District Court Judge Ann Donnelly sentenced Kelly to 30 years in federal prison after he was convicted of federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges last year.

According to CNN, nine of these charges appeared to stick to him and included one racketeering count and eight violations of the Mann Act.

As the BBC reported, these stemmed from a pattern that saw Kelly use his fame to lure underage girls into his home and studios with the promise of helping their careers but with the ultimate goals of exploiting them and controlling their lives.

Many of these girls were reported as being isolated from their families.

One of the girls, Jocelyn Savage, has spoken out multiple times, both in favor and against Kelly. On an exclusive Patreon page, Savage once wrote, "It started getting worse by day by day, he would raise his voice at me if I didn’t call him by those two names. If Robert called me I would have to reply with ‘Yes, daddy’ or ‘Please daddy’ he was so controlling," about their relationship.

However, she also spoke out in Kelly's defense on CBS' 'This Morning'.

Speaking to Gayle King, Savage said in defense of Kelly that “Both our parents are basically out here trying to get money and scam, because they didn’t agree on what happened, you know, with music or whatever it could be. And they’re just very upset,” and denied that she had been abused.

Savage claimed to be Kelly's fiancée in a letter written to the judge in Kelly's case prior to his sentencing.

Singer R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois
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"My name is Joycelyn Savage, and I’m Robert Kelly’s fiancé. I’m writing this letter in support of Robert in advance of his sentencing, so I can explain to the court that I’m not the victim that the government has portrayed me to be," the letter reads, obtained by TMZ.

In the letter, Savage claimed her ""relationship with Robert is amazing."

R&B singer R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on June 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors turned over to Kelly's defense team a DVD that alleges to show Kelly having sex with an underage girl in the 1990s. Kelly has been charged with multiple sex crimes involving four women, three of whom were underage at the time of the alleged encounters.
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"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 Robert to this day because I love him and will always be here to support him. Robert is not the monster that the government has described him to be. The Robert I know is very sweet, gentle, and kind."

"Robert’s an all-around incredible person."

"He loves his music and is very passionate about that. He’s positive, outgoing, and very generous. He always takes any opportunity he can to help those in need."

Savage wrote that he was not portrayed accurately in court.

"He’s very determined and focused on his goals, and the things that have been said about him, with me and other women being held against our will is absolutely untrue. It’s the complete opposite of who he is and what my relationship is like with Robert."

"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 writes.

Singer R. Kelly appears in court for a hearing to request that he be allowed to travel to Dubai at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on March 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. R. Kelly appeared before a judge to request permission to travel to Dubai to perform in concerts.
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"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."

Savage's parents' attourney, Gerald Griffs, states that they were not aware of the engagement beforehand and "strongly doubt" the story.

h/t: TMZ