UPDATED 1/9/19 2:35 p.m. ET: As reported back in August 2018, a warrant was issued for former Kelly manager James Mason for allegedly making a death threat against Savage. "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," Mason is alleged to have told Savage in May, per a TMZ report. When reached by phone regarding the warrant Wednesday (Jan. 9), Mason told CNN "no comment."
See original story published on 1/7/19 below.
R. Kelly's manager Don Russell is reportedly being investigated by the authorities after being accused of threatening Joycelyn Savage's parents, who participated in the Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly.
Timothy Savage called the cops to his Georgia residence just before 6 a.m. on Jan. 3 after allegedly receiving threats from a man claiming to be Russell, according to a police report obtained by The Blast. Prior to Surviving R. Kelly, Joycelyn's name came up in claims that she was in a sex cult run by Kelly and she had been brainwashed (claims that she has denied).
Timothy told investigators they were involved in the docu-series and that Russell sent texts on the day it premiered, stating that "it would be best for him and his family if the documentary does not air." The cop who took the report also says that a call was made while they were present; they heard the caller say that the info the parents provided Lifetime with was false, and if it aired they'd be forced to disprove the parents' testimony. The caller further stated that this would destroy Timothy's "reputation, business, and family" because it would out him as a liar.
The report was labeled as a response to "a harassing communications call" and was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division.