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Woman Says She is ‘Happy’ With R. Kelly

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse that he faces

A 23-year-old woman described by R. Kelly as one of his girlfriends has told her family that she is "happy" with the embattled R&B artist.

Joycelyn Savage said Wednesday during a phone call with her parents that she has told them a "million, million times" that she's "OK" where she is and that they "need to stop." 

The call took place after her parents, Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage, held a news conference in Georgia during which they said they hadn't spoken to their daughter in two years and alleged that Kelly was holding her against her will. 

The call was on speaker-phone at the office of the couple's lawyer, Gerald Griggs, and was captured on cellphone video and posted on Twitter.

Kelly is charged with having sexually abused four other women years ago, including three who were underage at the time. He has pleaded not guilty and has denied any wrongdoing.

Kelly was taken into custody again Wednesday following a child support hearing. 

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