Joann Kelly, the estranged daughter of American RnB singer, R. Kelly, has broken silence on the different allegations of sexual abuse labelled against her father.
R. Kelly has received lots of castigation since the release of “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series that exposed his alleged sexual abuse of multiple underage girls and women.
In her reaction, Kelly’s 21-year-old daughter took to her Instagram to tag the musician as a “monster,” acknowledging that the artist actions were “painful”.
In a lengthy message, the singer-songwriter expressed sympathy for all of the women who have allegedly fallen victims of her father’s evil deeds, adding that her decision to keep mum was because it was what she needed most for her healing process from the reminders of “how terrible my father is.”
“I just want to say a few things. Before I start, I just say I do not feel sorry for any party reading or being affected by this.”
She continued, “I pray for all the women and women who have been affected by my father’s actions. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this. However, it has all been made to feel right. Anyone that has me or has been through the years knows that I have a relationship with my father. Nor do I speak on him or on his behalf.
“Unfortunately, for my own personal [reasons] and for all my family has endured in regards to him, his life, and his last name, he has been in my siblings for many years. In this to my mother, she for the same [reasons] and more, has not seen or spoken to my father in years.
“My mother, siblings and I would never condone, support or disagree with anything negative that he has done and continue to do in his life. Going through all I’ve gone through in my life, I would never want anyone to feel the pain I have felt. My family, fabricating me, my siblings, and our mothers “part” etc. does not help my family (Me, my sister, my brother, and my mother) in our healing process.
“The same monster you all confronting me about is my father. I am well aware of who and what is he. I grew up in that house. My emotional state, my emotional state, and for my healing. I have to do and move in a manner that is best for me. I pray anyone who reads these understands. It took me almost 3 days to write this. This is a very difficult subject to speak on. Again, I apologize if my words do not come out right.
“Thank you. You guys really helped push through this hard time,” she wrote.