R. Kelly’s former manager has been indicted in Georgia on one count of making a terroristic threat. TMZ reports that James Mason was indicted Thursday morning on the felony charge, punishable by one to ten years in prison, for threatening the father of one of Kelly’s girlfriends. Timothy Savage, the father of Joycelyn Savage, told police last year that Mason called him and said, “I’m gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I’m gonna get you, I’m going to fucking kill you.” In August 2018, police issued an arrest warrant for Mason, and he was later released on bail.
A lawyer for the family commented on Mason’s indictment. “Today’s indictment of Henry James Mason, former manager of R. Kelly, further underscores the public accountability that victims and families are pressing on R. Kelly and his team,” attorney Gerald A. Griggs said. “The Savage family will not be bullied or threatened in their quest to reunite with Joycelyn. Let this be a message to all associates of Robert Sylvester Kelly that the Savages are serious about justice and accountability.”
The Savage family believes that Joycelyn, who appeared on CBS This Morning to defend Kelly, has been brainwashed by the singer. Earlier on Thursday, R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 new charges in Cook County, Illinois. Kelly is still the subject of investigations in Georgia and New York.