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R. Kelly reportedly dropped by his publicist, lawyer and assistant

KC Orcutt

 // Apr 21, 2018

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R. Kelly has recently experienced a mass exit by three members of his staff in the wake of several new allegations of sexual misconduct surfacing against him.

As reported, his attorney (Linda Mensch), assistant (Diana Copeland) and publicist (Trevian Kutti) have all parted ways with the singer. Prior to the departure of his inner-circle staff, a new report was published by the Washington Post detailing claims made by another alleged female victim.

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According to the report, the woman is alleging that Kelly infected her with a sexually transmitted infection during an eight-month relationship that began when she was 19 years old. She also claims, in a statement shared by her lawyer, that she was "being groomed to join Kelly's sex cult."

Additionally, last month the BBC Three documentary R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes aired, detailing allegations made by a woman named Kitti Jones, who was one of three women who came forward last year in a viral BuzzFeed report. During the documentary, she claims that while they were together from 2011-2013, the R&B mainstay introduced her to a girl who he had "trained" since she was 14 years old to become one of his sex "pets."

The documentary comes less than a year after Kelly was accused of hosting an abusive sex "cult" by some of the parents of women who were believed to have been recruited to live in his rented properties in Chicago and Atlanta. He was evicted from his Georgia mansion in February of this year for allegedly failing to pay over $23,000 in owed back rent.

More on this story as it develops.

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