R. Kelly didn’t exactly take his “sex cult” accusations seriously at first, but has now hired a crisis team to help handle the situation.
Kelly’s ticket sales for his upcoming tour dates plummeted after families of Kelly’s of alleged victims accused the singer of holding six women in a “sex cult.” The “Ignition” singer initially responded to claims by calling it “a bunch of crap.” But now he’s singing a different tune. In addition to Kelly’s ticket sales suffering, a promoter canceled on him and his booking agency is reportedly prepared to cut ties with him, according to Page Six.
After all that, it seems Kelly has finally realized he needs some professional help. The 50-year-old singer hired Bill Cosby’s former lawyer Monique Pressley to help manage his crisis. Kelly is reportedly coughing up a whopping $50,000 for 30 days of service.
“Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him,” Kelly’s publicist Trevian Kutti said in a statement to Page Six. “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”