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R. Kelly’s Publicist, Lawyer & Executive Assistant Quit

R. Kelly is losing members of his team at a rapid pace, as the “Bump & Grind” singer’s publicist, Trevian Kutti, recently revealed he no longer works for the Chicago crooner.

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“Effective April 16, 2018, I no longer represent Mr. Robert Kelly,” said Kutti in a statement.

The Jasmine Brand also reports Kelly’s executive assistant, Diane Copeland, left her position earlier this month after working for the pied piper for over ten years. Kelly’s lawyer, Linda Mensch, has also dropped the Grammy winner as a client.

The departures follow numerous unflattering headlines surrounding the star, including reports of Kelly running a sex-cult out of Atlanta and a 20-year-old woman suing the songwriter for allegedly giving her an STD.

Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.