Transcript for Parents of young woman allegedly brainwashed by singer R. Kelly speak out
The parents of a young woman who claimed their daughter is being held against her will by singer R. Kelly are speaking out this morning. Yeah, they are concerned for their daughter's welfare, especially after a new docu-series was released and as R. Kelly's lawyer is defending the singer from those claims of controlling and abusive behavior. ABC's erielle reshef joins us live with more. Erielle, good morning. Reporter: Good morning to you, guys. Those parents are desperately pleading for their daughter to come home claiming she's being held captive but she says she's perfectly fine and R. Kelly's attorney is swinging back. This morning, the family of a woman allegedly living with embattled singer R. Kelly speaking out saying their daughter is being held against her will in Chicago. He knows how to manipulate young girls and make them feel like that's all they have. Reporter: 21-year-old Jocelyn savage on several occasions denying she's being held captive even appearing without Kelly in this TMZ video from last summer. People saying that I'm captive and I'm hostage. Well, obviously that's not true. I'm out here enjoying life and doing my own thing. I need to get to my daughter because I know she's been coerced. Reporter: Kelly's attorney slamming the assertion savage or any other woman is being forced to stay tweeting, relax, America, today CPD visited R. Kelly at home and spoke to the two young ladies who live with him in private. Both told the police they are great, not hostages, not abused, not victims. Chicago pd confirming that welfare call telling ABC news the women stated that they were not being held against their will and are both in good health and spirits. There was nothing out of the ordinary with the residence and the officers closed the call as unfounded. Kelly caught in a web of controversy, a number of women recently coming forward in the scathing lifetime docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly." Can you describe the physical abuse? Reporter: Kelly's defense team defiant in the face of allegations of controlling and abusive behavior. The man was not operating a harem or a sex cult or holding people hostage or anything like that. Reporter: Now threatening legal action. For defamation because people shouldn't be able to do this to someone. Reporter: But a different picture from Jocelyn savage's parents desperate to reunite with their daughter. We want to sit there and hold you and make sure you're fine, make sure you're okay. Reporter: A-list artists are now voicing their concern after that docu-series. Christina Aguilera throwing her support behind lady gaga's decision to pull her collaboration with R. Kelly from streaming services. Kelly's attorney, as you heard there, promising this legal battle is far from over. A lot of people talking about this story. A lot have watched that docu-series.
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