It seems that Lady Karma is catching up to R. Kelly. After being hit with several allegations of maintaining an abusive, sexually-driven cult with no criminal charges pressed, the singer is reportedly about to lose the home he supposedly ran the cult in.
According to Daily Mail‘s sources, Kelly was given an eviction notice earlier this month.
The eviction notice was delivered to R. Kelly Tuesday, Feb. 13. According to reports, not only was no one was home at the time, but it also looked “abandoned.” The “Ignition” crooner surely got the message though.
After falling behind on two months of rent ― building up a tab of roughly $23k in unpaid rent and about $2300 in late fees ― the rental property’s owner wants R. Kelly out of the Duluth, Georgia residence. Though Kelly didn’t face criminal charges for allegedly holding several women captive in the Old Homestead Trail home, he’ll surely face them for the damage done to the rental.
A source told Daily Mail that Kelly is currently experiencing a significant dip in income. After his name was surrounded by bad press for the better part of 2017, he didn’t make the money he thought he would.
In the middle of last year, the first reports that the singer was running a s*x cult out of his home began. BuzzFeed, one of the first outlets to get on top of the story, spoke to those close to the 50-year-old artist. The members of Kelly’s inner circle claimed he had been running an “abusive cult” of young women, who weren’t allowed to contact their family, use their phones, or go to the bathroom without permission.
The reports were met with conflicting feelings from the public, with some believing the stories right away and others defending the R&B legend. However, once the victims began coming forward, there was little doubt that Kelly had his hands dirty.
Among the first to share her experience with Kelly was Jerhonda Johnson. During an interview on The Real, she talked about how she was a huge R. Kelly fan before explaining how she met and moved in with the singer. She went on to say that she and the other women he lived with were trained to sleep with Kelly. “The trainer, it’s a woman, she trains you to please him sexually. She taught me how to please him, she also taught me what I liked,” she said.
Jerhonda also shared that they were physically abused and regularly locked in small, enclosed spaces for days. After explaining how she escaped, Jerhonda backed her story up with proof: a nondisclosure agreement she had been required to sign.