Aspiring singer Joycelyn Savage, who claims to be R. Kelly’s fiancée, wrote a plea to the judge in the R&B singer’s sex trafficking trial saying she’s “deeply in love” with the artist and she is not a victim, a report has claimed.
“My name is Joycelyn Savage, and I’m Robert Kelly’s fiancée,” she wrote in the plea dated June 13, E! News reported. “I’m writing this letter in support of Robert in advance of his sentencing, so I can explain to the court that I’m not the victim that the government has portrayed me to be.”
The 26-year-old was one of Kelly’s live-in girlfriends and was identified as one of his alleged victims. In her letter to the judge, however, Savage denied being sexually abused by the singer and even raved about their “special connection.” Describing her relationship with the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer as “amazing,” Savage claimed Kelly was “the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
“Robert is not the monster that the government has described him to be,” she wrote. “The Robert I know is very sweet, gentle and kind. At the end of the day, he has always made sure that I’m taken care of, and any other woman he was with as well.”
“He’s very determined and focused on his goals, and the things that have been said about him, with me and other women being held against our will is absolutely untrue,” she explained, adding that it breaks her heart that “the government has created a narrative that I’m a victim.”
Savage also praised Kelly’s character, noting that he’s an “all-around incredible person” who takes every opportunity he can to help others. She concluded her letter by saying that Kelly deserves to be home and not in prison.
“I’m a grown woman, and can speak for myself which is why I wanted to provide this letter to the court,” she wrote. “Kelly is a great man, with a great heart and deserves to be home with his loved ones who are ready to support him.”
Despite Savage’s letter, the court found Kelly guilty of all nine charges, including racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, and sentenced him to 30 years in prison on June 29.