via the Associated Press
The family of one of R. Kelly's girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage, has been making a diligent effort to reunite with their daughter but haven't been able to see her in person for over two years now.
After a press conference last week, the family was able to hop on a brief call with their daughter, who maintained that she is good hands living with the singer. However, despite Savage reciting what appeared to be a prepared message saying she is doing "okay" and is "happy," her family maintains the belief that Kelly controlled the conversation. After making progress in their attempts to connect with their daughter, a publicist reportedly contacted the family to arrange an in-person meeting.
As reported by The Blast, Kelly's publicist called the Savage family to further discuss arranging a meeting. However, the family now claims that they haven't heard back from the publicist, aiding the belief that the gesture was made purely for doing damage control in the press.
According to sources close to the publication, the family's attorney, Gerald Griggs, was contacted by Kelly's publicist, Darryll Johnson, after the singer's explosive interview with CBS host Gayle King aired last week. Johnson promised to arrange a meeting in what was described as a "bare bones" conversation. He reportedly promised to call the family back to finalized the details but the family has not yet heard back.
Given that Kelly and his team has not kept their word to arrange a meeting between Joycelyn and her family, the Savages are continuing their efforts to meet with their daughter, whom they claim has been "brainwashed" by the singer.
Recently, the Savage family took a meeting with Homeland Security Investigations in order to help federal authorities build a case against Kelly amid allegations he's involved in child sex trafficking.
On Tuesday (March 12), law enforcement received an anonymous tip about a mass suicide happening at Trump Tower in Chicago, where Kelly is currently residing. The tip was soon proven to be a false report. Kelly and his lawyers assured authorities that no such group suicide effort was being orchestrated.