Joycelyn Savage Biography
Joycelyn Savage born in 1997, is an alleged victim of singer-songwriter R. Kelly . Joycelyn and R. Kelly became close after they met backstage at one of his concerts in 2015. Jocelyn who was 17 year old at the time was accompanied by her mother to spend time with the star.
Joycelyn Savage Age
Born in 1997, Joycelyn is 21 years old as of 2018.
Joycelyn Savage Parents – Family
She is the daughter of Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage. Her parents were featured in the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly. The couple claim that their daughter is being held captive by R. Kelly. They hinted that their daughter was an aspiring singer who met Kelly at her parents’ clothing boutique in Atlanta back in 2015.
They further went on to say that Kelly began mentoring Joycelyn when she started attending college and they believed it was only a professional relationship.
They also claime that they tried contacting their daughter in 2016 without success , but eventually she got in touch to say she was with Kelly and not at her college dorm.
Timothy ( Father) said that he tried to convince Joycelyn to return to college and continue with her studies but she refused.
They also claimed to have no contact with their daughter for over two years despite numerous attempts to speak to her.
Joycelyn previously spoke out against the claims with a video published by TMZ in 2017 in which she had asked her parents to stop taking action against the singer. In the video Joycelyn said: “Dad, you know everything that’s gone on with the media and the internet, and what you have done is a complete disaster and you need to stop because right now I am fed up of everything you are doing.”
The Savage’s have also filed for harassment claims against R Kelly’s manager Don Russell after they claim he sent them threats following their appearance in the ‘Surviving R Kelly’ documentary.
It’s said that Russell told Timothy Savage that he “would be forced to provide information disproving Timothy” if he continued to support the documentary and that he would “ruin him, his reputation, business, and family because it would show him a liar.”
Currently the Police are investigating the harassment claims and Jocelyn doesn’t appear to have reached out to her parents.
The Parents of Jocelyn spoke up after R.Kelly’s interview with Gayle King on 6th March 2019 and denied all the allegations he made about them giving their daughter away and receiving money from him from time to time. They still remained adamant that their daughter had been brainwashed and was not living with the disgraced singer at her own will.
Jocelyn Reaches out to Family
However, Jocelyn reached out to them after their press conference and insisted that she was at R.Kelly’s as a choice and that they should leave him alone as she was happy where she was with him.
Griggs says that her call was the first step to establishing a relationship with her family after being estranged for many years.
Joycelyn Savage Siblings
She has a sister named Jailyn Savage.
Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary
Joycelyn was questioned by the police alongside Azriel Clary , over claims that R Kelly was holding them against their will. Five Chicago police officers visited R Kelly’s Chicago apartment, according to TMZ . The singer is said to have left the room while Savage and Clary spoke with the officers, during which time they reportedly stated many times that they were there of their own free will and not being held as hostages. After questioning the two women, the officers left.
Joycelyn Savage Book
In December 2016 she published a book tittled Don’t Hold Back.
Joycelyn Savage IG
She does not have an Instagram account.
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Joycelyn Savage Contacts Family After Bizarre R. Kelly Interview
Joycelyn Savage, one of R. Kelly’s girlfriends who has been estranged from her family for several years, contacted her parents Wednesday, soon after the singer’s bizarre interview with CBS This Morning.
Gerald Griggs, an attorney for the Savage family – whose attempts to reconnect with their daughter were featured in the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly – tweeted that Joycelyn reached out to her parents by phone after Kelly’s interview and reiterated that she remains with Kelly by choice. According to Griggs, it was the first time they spoke to her since 2017. Savage’s parents have long claimed that Kelly has brainwashed their daughter into staying with him.
“We are glad to finally hear from Joycelyn today,” Griggs tells Rolling Stone. “After speaking with her little sister, Joycelyn paused from the seemingly prepared script and was able to share her love for her family. We hope that today was the first step to re-establishing a loving relationship with her family.”
In video of the phone call, Savage appeared to recite a prepared message to her parents. “I have told you guys a million, million times that I am OK where I am and I’m happy, so I just want to let you know that,” Joycelyn said.
However, when her younger sister hopped on the phone call, Joycelyn became silent; Joycelyn then said she loved her sibling before asking that her parents come back on the phone. When her mother reentered the conversation, Joycelyn repeated the “million, million times” statement again.
“She would have called home by now. She would have called my mom, my dad, my little sister,” Joycelyn’s 18-year-old sister Jailyn said at a press conference Wednesday. “I know for a fact that my sister is not OK. R. Kelly is mentally destroying her. I just want her home. He has put a lot of things in her head that makes her think the world is out to get her.”
A rep for Kelly declined to comment on the phone conversation or Griggs’ statement.
Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, another of Kelly’s girlfriends estranged from her family, will appear on Friday’s episode of CBS This Morning to discuss their seemingly consensual relationship with Kelly.
Joycelyn’s father Timothy Savage tweeted Wednesday prior to his daughter’s phone call, “Today on CBS This Morning Robert Kelly has had a emotional breakdown. We need to stay in prayer for R. Kelly and we need to stay in prayer for Joycelyn savage and Azriel [Clary].”
In Kelly’s erratic interview with Gayle King, the singer insinuated that the girls’ families “handed” the women over to him for financial gain.
Both Griggs and Michael Avanetti, a lawyer for the Clary family, denied Kelly’s claim: