What was thought to be the first words of defiance by one of R. Kelly’s live-in girlfriends/sex slaves, Joycelyn Savage, is now simply believed to be a huge money grab from an imposter. The Patreon.com pay-to-play site the fake Joycelyn Savage used to facilitate the con was shut down on Tuesday, but only after R. Kelly accuser Lisa Van Allen offered credible doubts about her story on TMZ with Harvey Levin.
TMZ reported the site had garnered somewhere near 1800 subscriptions, with prices ranging from $3 to $25 a pop. While the account opened over the weekend, management at Patreon got worried by Monday and started demanding ID and documentation to verify the account. By Tuesday it was clear that wasn’t going to happen, so they pulled the plug.
Some fans seem to think it was Joycelyn who started the acccount in secret, to raise funds in support of R. Kelly, her boo, not to drop dime on him. In her post on Patreon, Joycelyn claimed R. Kelly forced her to have an abortion in his house. She also claimed he choked her unconscious after neglecting to address him as “Master” or “Daddy.” Whatever was going on, Patreon stated no funds were actually paid out, so it was all just a big bust. Patreon also claimed to have provided refunds already.
The apparent charade fooled many big named publications like the Chicago Sun Times – they did a huge spread on the subject matter and presumably, paid the subscription price. We did not. However, as pointed out by TMZ, R. Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, seemed ready to believe it was Joycelyn as well, saying to the media… “It is unfortunate that Jocelyn now seeks to make money by exploiting her long time, loving relationship with Robert.”
Right now it seems Instagram is trying to verify whether @azrielmostwanted is the real Azriel Clary, as imposters flood the seach function with fake accounts, looking for a come up. Azriel is R. Kelly’s other remaining live-in girlfriend, as far as we know. As time marches on with the singer locked up, it’s a virtual certainty the girls will find a way to express themselves somehow, so this likely won’t be the end of it.
We’ll keep watch – until the next time it drips…