Singer-songwriter R Kelly, who is undergoing a sex trafficking trial, is reportedly engaged to one of his victims, Joycelyn Savage. In a letter to a judge and recently obtained by E! News, aspiring singer Savage shared that she and the R&B singer are engaged and asked the court to impose a more lenient prison sentence in their case. The letter was filed by Kelly’s legal team ahead of his sentencing, reports eonline.com.
“My name is Joycelyn Savage, and I’m Robert Kelly’s fiancée,” she began in the letter.
“I am writing this letter in support of Robert’s sentencing, so I can explain to the court that I am not the victim that the government portrayed me.”
Savage described his relationship with Kelly as “amazing” and called the star — who was found guilty of all nine charges including racketeering, bribery, coercion, seduction and sex trafficking — “the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” happened together.”
“We have a very special connection and love deeply,” she wrote in the letter.
“Robert is not the monster the government has told him to be. The Robert I know is very sweet, gentle and kind.”
Savage continued to Kelly: “She’s so determined and focused on her goals, and the things that have been said about me and other women being held against our will are absolutely untrue.”
The 26-year-old also wrote that “it breaks my heart that the government has fabricated a story that I am a victim.” “I am an older woman, and can speak for myself, so I wanted to give this letter to the court,” she said.
“(Kelly) is a great person, with a great heart and deserves to be home with loved ones who are ready to support her.”
Kelly’s highly publicized trial, which ended last September after six weeks of court proceedings, saw dozens of witnesses testify and accuse the “Ignition” artist of framing them for sex at an early age. The allegations spanned from at least 1992 to 2017.
While Kelly has denied any wrongdoing and previously pleaded not guilty on all counts against him, he was eventually sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 29, nearly two weeks after Savage wrote the letter. Was. In addition, he received five years of supervised release and a $100,000 fine as part of his sentence.
Back in 2019, Savage appeared on CBS This Morning with one of Kelly’s live-in girlfriends, Ezriel Cleary, to deny allegations that he was being held against his will. “It’s all f—the king lies for money and if you can’t see it, you’re ignorant and you’re a fool as f—k because you want to be everything—because that’s the world in which We live,” Clary said during the interview. “Negativity sells, gossip sells, rumours sell.”
Savage said: “Absolutely.”