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R Kelly is reportedly engaged to one of his victims.
Joycelyn Savage revealed the apparent partnership in a letter to Judge Ann Donnelly just before Kelly, 55, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for orchestrating a complex plan to recruit women and underage children for sex.
She said in the note, revealed by TMZ on Monday: “My name is Joycelyn Savage and I’m Robert Kelly’s fiancée.
“I am writing this letter in support of Robert prior to his sentencing so that I can explain to the court that I am not the victim the government has portrayed me to.”
Savage added her “relationship with Robert is amazing” and they are “deeply in love”.
She continued, “He’s the best thing that ever happened to me. We have a very special bond and are deeply in love.
“I support Robert to this day because I love him and will always be there to support him. Robert is not the monster the government has described him.
‘The Robert I know is very sweet, gentle and king. At the end of the day, he always made sure I was taken care of, as well as all the other women he was with.
“He is a wonderful man, with a big heart and deserves to be home with his loved ones who are ready to support him.”
The Savage family’s attorney has questioned the genuineness of the engagement, as Savage did not testify under oath during his trial.
While they reportedly want to contact her again to hear her story, they haven’t spoken to Savage since she moved in with Kelly.
Kelly was convicted last September of nine criminal charges, including Mann Act violations and racketeering.
Judge Ann M Donnelly said during his sentencing in June “the public should be protected from such behavior”, adding: “These crimes have been calculated and carefully planned and have been carried out regularly for nearly 25 years. You have taught them that love is slavery. and violence.”
Kelly will face another federal trial on August 15 along with his former Illinois employees, in which the disgraced R&B superstar will be charged with producing child sexual abuse material and conspiring with the staff to get his 2008 acquittal of corrupt criminals. way to win.