According to the Hollywood Reporter, the former manager for R. Kelly turned himself into authorities Friday morning on a warrant for allegedly making threats to the family of a young woman who is believed to be involved with the singer.
Henry James Mason, 52, surrendered to Atlanta authorities on a warrant for felony terroristic threats, according to multiple reports.
Mason is accused of making threats to the family of Joycelyn Savage, one of the women who Kelly is allegedly holding against her will. Savage was shown in the Lifetime documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, which detailed alleged abuse against the singer dating back decades. Savage has maintained she is with R. Kelly of her own free will; her family, who participated in the documentary, are fighting for her return.
“Let this be a message to R. Kelly’s staff that we won’t be bullied or threatened. We will continue to pursue legal action against any and all threats to the safety of the Savage family,” said Gerald Griggs, attorney for the Savage family, in a statement to WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta.
Mason was released on a $10,000 bond, according to WSB-TV reporter Mark Winne.
On Friday Kelly and his longtime label, Sony Music, agreed to part ways.
Prosecutors in New York, Chicago and Atlanta are continuing to seek information about R. Kelly in light of the accusations made in Surviving R. Kelly.
Source: Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.com