R. Kelly Still Fighting Sex Cult Accusations, Cancels Tour Dates

Embattled R&B singer R. Kelly has canceled several tour dates in the midst of allegations that he is operating an abusive cult. 

Sources tell TMZ that Kelly canceled four of his next tour dates "due to poor ticket sales." TMZ also reports that Kelly's July 28th show in Virginia Beach was "barely half full," and that the "Down Low" singer only performed for 45 minutes. 

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Kelly has been accused of keeping six women in his Atlanta and Chicago homes, allegedly restricting their communications with the outside world, abusing them physically and verbally, and controlling nearly every aspect of their lives. 

Through his lawyer, Kelly has said that he is "alarmed and disturbed" by these allegations, and he also recently released a video in which he denies the cult as "a bunch of crap." 

But Page Six is also reporting that the "Trapped In The Closet" creator has "hired a crisis team to fight the claims." In addition to his own publicist, Trevian Kutti, who sources tell Page Six is "plotting to undermine the families' accusations the he's holding their girls hostage," Kelly has also retained Bill Cosby's former lawyer, Monique Pressley. He is reportedly paying her "$50,000 for 30 days" in order to "do damage control." 

As of now, Kelly's "After Party" tour has dates booked into October, but his latest legal fight could certainly drag on well beyond that.

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