“I felt like a prisoner,” survivor Jerhonda Pace says of the conditions in R. Kelly’s house. “I didn’t have anyone to talk to. It was just me. I went into a depression. I was mentally drained, because he would break me down, then build me up, then make me feel like shit again, then do it all over again. He would really manipulate my mind. The breaking point for me was when Rob slapped me, and he choked me until I blacked out.”

Multiple survivors say that instead of the bathroom, they were forced to use buckets in their rooms, and they could only empty the buckets with Kelly’s permission.