Joycelyn Savage‘s parents want their daughter back.
Gayle King sat down with Jonjelyn and Timothy Savage on Friday’s “CBS This Morning”, where they explained that despite Wednesday’s call from their 23-year-old daughter — one of two women who live with R. Kelly and consider the embattled singer their boyfriend — telling them she’s OK, they believe something is wrong.
“I call them prison calls because I can tell that someone is listening to the calls. And she calls with a one, with a script. ‘Momma, I told you I’m happy. I told you a million times I’m happy where I am,'” Jonjelyn explained, noting, “And then her younger sister came in and said, ‘Hey, Joycelyn,’ … She paused for like 10 seconds.”
“When she talked to [her sister] Jori,” Timothy told Gayle, “for a second, that was Joycelyn.”
Joycelyn’s parents say they haven’t seen their daughter in over two years. While the parents admit they were initially too comfortable with their daughter being around Kelly in 2015 — knowing he’d been acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008 — Joycelyn’s father adamantly denies Kelly’s claim during his own interview with Gayle that Timothy is the one who brought his daughter to his concert in the hopes of introducing the two.