R. Kelly’s former manager Henry James Mason surrendered to authorities in Henry County, Georgia today after a warrant was issued for his arrest for allegedly making “terroristic threats and acts” against the family of Joycelyn Savage, as local Cox affiliate WSB-TV reports.
According to CNN, Mason had been accused of threatening to kill Savage’s father Timothy, who has publicly claimed that his daughter has been brainwashed by R. Kelly and is being held captive in his alleged “cult.”
The Blast and CNN report that Mason told Timothy Savage, “I’m gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I’m gonna get you, I’m going to f—ing kill you.”
Joycelyn Savage’s parents have given several interviews in which they claim their daughter Joycelyn is being manipulated by R. Kelly.
They also participated in the Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly.”
After the airing of “Surviving R. Kelly,” Chicago State Attorney Kim Foxx held a press conference encouraging any survivors and witnesses with information about Kelly to contact her office in order to initiate an investigation. R. Kelly has continued to deny allegations of wrongdoing.
It was learnt that an arrest warrant was issued over the summer for R. Kelly’s former manager, James Mason, after Mason was accused of threatening to kill the father of Joycelyn Savage, one of the women featured in “Surviving R. Kelly.”
The incident, which allegedly took place in May 2018, was reported by Timothy Savage to Henry County police.
Savage claims his daughter is being held against her will by R. Kelly and Mason threatened him for speaking out about it.
Reached by phone Wednesday morning, Mason told CNN he had “no comment” and referred additional questions to his attorney.
The case was presented to a Magistrate Judge who issued a warrant in July, citing “terroristic threats and acts.” The warrant is assigned to the sheriff’s office.
Joycelyn Savage’s family has claimed she is having a sexual relationship with Kelly, and that she is being manipulated by him into cutting off contact with the outside world.
Her father says they haven’t heard from her in about two years.
She responded to this claim in a video released in 2017, in which she denied she’s being held and that she had been brainwashed by the Grammy-award winning singer.
“I just want everybody to know — my parents and everybody in the world — that I’m totally fine. I’m happy where I’m at and everything is OK with me,” she said in the video.