Joycelyn Savage had direct contact with her parents and immediate family members on Thursday (Jan. 9) for the first time in three years. The reunion marks a huge breakthrough for Savage’s parents, who have struggled to contact her ever since she left home to live with R. Kelly.
Savage’s parents’ attorney told TMZ that her family was secretly brought into the holding area of a Chicago courthouse on Thursday (Jan. 9) after her hearing. Savage was previously arrested for the alleged battery of Azriel Clary, Kelly’s other girlfriend, during an Instagram-captured fight. Law enforcement reportedly handled the meeting between Savage and her parents. She’s since been released from jail on bond.
The outlet further reports that Savage was surprised to see her family at the courthouse, but agreed to speak with them for 20 minutes. In the past, Savage has accused her parents of lying and trying to get money from Kelly. Savage’s parents’ attorney said there were lots of hugs during the meeting and that her family urged her to come home. Savage was given contact information for her parents and reportedly said she’s willing to reach out to them in the future.
Since reuniting with her parents and returning home, Clary has admitted that she’s been lying to protect Kelly and says she now realizes she’s been manipulated.
“No one ever wakes up and says ‘today I’m going to be manipulated, or taken advantage of, or kidnapped’.. those are things you just cannot control,” she tweeted on Friday (Jan. 10). “I never thought me and victim would ever be in the same sentence because I was too in denial.. but once you realize, your realize.”
Clary also accused Savage of having sex with her while she was underage. In regard to Savage, Clary tweeted that she hopes “she can come to her own realization at her own timing.”
The two were filmed having a verbal fight that turned physical while Clary was moving out of their shared Trump Tower residence on Wednesday (Jan. 7).
With Savage now out on bond, her family is hoping she’ll choose to return home, too.