AceShowbiz - R. Kelly got another unexpected visit from cops amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The embattled singer was confronted by police on Friday, January 11 after the Cook County State Attorney's Office got a tip from an out-of-state caller saying that Kelly held two women hostage at his Trump Tower residence.
Five officers came to the apartment and came in contact with Kelly and the two women, TMZ reports. The officers ordered Kelly into the other room while they questioned the two women, but they found no evidence that the women were held against their will.
According to the site, the two women were Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary. Both of them maintained they were with Kelly voluntarily, but their parents claim that they were the victims of brainwashing.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi has confirmed the report. "The women stated that they were not being held against their will and they were in good health and spirits," he said to the press, noting that Kelly invited police into the apartment. "Nothing looked out of place in the apartment and the call was closed as unfounded."
R. Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg, who has vehemently denied mounting allegations leveled at the singer, comments on the latest police visit, "We have said all along, there is nothing to hide, he is doing nothing wrong." He says to USA Today via email, "The police were professional. They visited with the two young ladies, were satisfied. The women were happy, healthy, and there because they wanted to be. Hopefully this puts the ridiculous thought that he has some secret sex slaves secreted away to rest."
Greenberg adds, "The police found nothing because there's nothing wrong. No one's doing anything wrong, so it's not surprising that the police found nothing was wrong. Those who are all appalled and up in arms should respect the fact that police have been there and they've verified that that there's absolutely nothing wrong."
One day before, on Thursday, Kelly's birthday party in Chicago was interrupted by police, who reportedly responded to a call from a person who told them the 52-year-old star was at the venue and there was a warrant out for his arrest. The police officers later left V75 Nightclub, where the party was held, once they determined there wasn't actually a warrant out for his arrest.