Attorney Gerald Griggs represents the family of Joycelyn Savage.

Joycelyn Savage calls family after two years to say she is ‘very happy’ with R. Kelly

Less than an hour after the family of Joycelyn Savage appealed to their daughter to confirm her well-being, the 23-year-old Atlanta woman spoke to her parents for the first time in two years.

"I've told you guys a million, million times, that I'm OK and I'm very happy, you know where I'm at," Joycelyn Savage said on a three-minute phone call to the office of Gerald Griggs, the Savage family’s Atlanta lawyer. Griggs posted the exchange on Twitter.

Savage, one of the alleged “sex slaves” of R. Kelly, had not contacted her family since leaving to engage in a relationship with the R&B singer.

Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse and on Wednesday morning, he ranted in an interview on “CBS This Morning” and refuted the allegations.

Later Wednesday morning, Griggs, held a press conference in Atlanta with Savage’s parents, Timothy and Jonjelyn, and her two younger sisters, Jori, 11, and Jailyn, 18, in which they all appealed to her to get in touch.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.