On April 9, alleged sex cult leader R. Kelly had a criminal complaint filed against him by a 19-year-old woman accusing him of “knowingly and intentionally” giving her an STD. Her lawyer also accused Kelly of trying to groom his client to become a member of the reported “sex cult” he was accused of Manson-ing young women into back in July. All of this alleged creepy behavior seems to have finally had an effect on Kelly’s support staff. Since February, he’s out a lawyer, a publicist, and his longtime personal assistant. What took them so long? Even if their benefits package included dental, it’s still not worth your boss possibly asking you what size dog collar a 14-year-old girl might wear. *terrified scream*
According to Rolling Stone, Kelly’s publicist Trevian Kutti confirmed that she quit that bitch on April 16. His personal assistant of ten years, Diana Copeland, quit on April 1. She won’t say why she left his employ. It might have had something to do with her weekly shopping list probably listing items like “manacles,” “pee pads for the dungeon,” and “chloroform.” And his lawyer Linda Mensch gave her two weeks notice back in February, but told the BBC that her exit was “unrelated to Mr Kelly’s social life.”
For several years now, the criminal charges and accusations of sexual misconduct filed against R. Kelly have looked like the #MeToo hashtag on Hell’s Twitter feed. How this dude kept a staff of women around him for so long is a mystery. But if he’s looking for staff OK with the boss allegedly running an abusive sex cult, Allison Mack from Smallville might make an excellent headhunter.