R. Kelly denies running a 'cult' of young women housed in series of rented homes

The family of one girl, from Georgia, told BuzzFeed News they had gone to the police and made repeated efforts to bring her home.

“I’m gravely concerned about her,” the grandmother said. “I would tell R. Kelly to send my granddaughter home. He knows it’s not right and he would not want anybody doing this to his daughter.”

Her father, Tim, added: “It’s not about my daughter, per se. It’s about all the girls. 

“The abuse that my daughter is actually enduring, nobody should go through.”

A second set of parents, whose Florida daughter left to live in one the houses Kelly rented for the girls when she was 17, told BuzzFeed that she had almost vanished from their lives.

“I have not talked to my daughter in more than a year,” her mother, Theresa, said, adding she has left countless texts and voicemail messages that have not yet received a response. 

“We’ve had deaths in the family, birthdays, and I haven’t heard from her and she hasn’t been here for any of it. I didn’t even hear from her on Mother’s Day. All I want to do is bring her home.”

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