One of R. Kelly’s alleged victims, Azriel Clary, claimed on Surviving R. Kelly that she was flown out from California to Orlando on May 25, 2015 when she just 17. TMZ now reports that the FBI is reportedly looking into whether or not R. Kelly booked those flights.
R. Kelly allegedly flew her out intending to have sex when she was still underage, meaning he would be violating the Mann Act in transporting a minor across state lines for sex. A source close to Azriel’s family said that the flights weren’t booked by R. Kelly himself, but a woman who was working for him at the time.
However, sources close to R. Kelly claim that he doesn’t believe he was in the wrong because he had a signed note from Azriel Clary’s mother Alice, which he says gave Kelly’s assistant consent to care for Azriel “until December 30, 2015.” Interestingly, the note is dated for September 21, 2015, even though Clary made the trip in May.
FBI also reportedly contacted the family of another of his alleged victims, Joycelyn Savage, in the weeks leading up to the premiere of Surviving R. Kelly. Her father, Timothy, provided the FBI with everything he knew regarding the whereabouts of both Kelly and his daughter, who he says has been brainwashed by the singer as one of his “sex slaves.”
Story via Complex.