R. Kelly allegations evoke memory of the most infamous cults in recent history

From the Manson Family to Jonestown, the most infamous cults in recent history have made headlines and lasting impacts around the world.

Talk about many well-known cults has emerged in the wake of a Monday BuzzFeed report claiming R&B singer R. Kelly is housing at least six women in the suburbs of Atlanta and Chicago as some form of sex "cult."

The disturbing allegations have been made by parents of young women, who they allege have been brainwashed and are being held against their will by the 50-year-old, as well as three women who are former members of Kelly's inner circle.

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Kelly has denied all of the allegations made against him. His attorney, Linda Mensch, said in a statement on Monday that Kelly is "both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name."