According to court documents, American musician R. Kelly and his longtime partner and claimed victim Joycelyn Savage are engaged.
The R&B artist was found guilty of sex trafficking and given a 30-year prison sentence. Additional charges against him remain unanswered.
Joycelyn Savage describes herself as Robert Kelly’s fiancée in a letter she wrote to the court before R. Kelly was sentenced.
Joycelyn begs for forgiveness, claiming that the government has misrepresented her as a victim and that R. Kelly is the best thing to have ever happened to her.
Joycelyn wrote: “My relationship with Robert is amazing. Hes the best thing thats ever happened to me. We have a very special connection and are deeply in love. I still support Robert to this day because I love him and will always be here to support him.”
She continued: “Robert is not the monster that the government has described him to be. The Robert I know is very sweet, gentle, and kind. At the end of the day, he has always made sure that Im taken care of and any other women he was with as well.”
Joycelyn’s family spoke out on June 29, the day the R.Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but didn’t mention that she is engaged to the singer.
According to CBS 46, attorney Gerald A. Griggs released a statement saying, “Joycelyn Savage’s parents are delighted with the verdict handed down today by Judge Donnelly. They hope it will continue to send a strong message that sexual predators will be punished.” for their illegal behavior.”
He added: “It is their continued hope to reunite and reconnect with their daughter. They hope Joycelyn will now return home. They are pleased that the Court has heard the voices of the survivors.”