The infamous former Atlanta home of disgraced singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly has been sold. A brand new owner will be moving into the sprawling mansion where R. Kelly allegedly held multiple women and teens against their will.
Kelly was not the previous owner of the property. He rented it from the former landlords who just sold the notorious asset for a cool $1,785,000.
The 7-bedroom home with 12 foot vaulted ceilings boasts 2 kitchen, 7 fireplaces, a home theatre, spa, and 4 car garage. The property also has a pool, treehouse, playhouse and tennis court.
R. Kelly’s Home Where He Allegedly Held Women Captive Has Been Sold
The sweeping estate featured heavily in the docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly”. It is the same home that women described as being their cell as they claim they were kept against their will as a part of R. Kelly’s sex cult.
As documented in the series, many of the women were reportedly forced to call the singer “Daddy,” and required permission from him for everything from bathroom breaks to eating meals.
Kelly, who has denied all claims, is in custody in Chicago awaiting his federal trial, set to begin in 2 months. The charges he is facing include racketeering and violations of the Mann Act-which prohibits trafficking for prostitution or sexual activity..
He has also had child pornography, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and obstruction of justice charges levelled against him, across several states. Just this week Kelly fired half of his legal team- though the lawyers claim they dumped Kelly as a client.
It seems that, at just around 1 and ¾ million dollars for 11,455 sq. ft, this purchase looks to be a bargain. However, it might be a little difficult to reconcile all that went on in the home. Perhaps the new owners bought it specifically for the notoriety?
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