R. Kelly has reportedly been evicted from his Duluth, Georgia mansion for failing to pay thousands of dollars in back rent.
According to the Daily Mail, the 51-year-old singer owes $23,084.90 in unpaid rent and $2,308.49 in late fees. There are also criminal charges expected to be filed after there was alleged damage done to the home, which has a $11,542.45-per-month-rent.
The residence looked to be abandoned after the eviction notice was served on Tuesday (February 13), according to sources. Part of the reason Kelly is so cash strapped supposedly stems from being accused of leading a sex cult inside of the very home he’s being evicted from.
Last July, Buzzfeed published a shocking report which revealed the singer was accused of holding multiple women against their will inside the suburban Atlanta mansion. Kelly and some of the alleged captives have publicly denied any such occurrence happened, however the families of the women say they are convinced that Kelly brainwashed them.
“Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him,” Linda S. Mensch, Kelly’s attorney, said in a statement. “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”
The Duluth home was also made famous last December when it was burglarized by Alfonso Walker, a longtime associate of R. Kelly’s.
The owner of the singer’s home has reportedly asked a judge to put a hold on the insurance money Kelly will receive from the burglary until the rent dispute is resolved. The owner is also expected to file criminal charges over damages done to the property.