November 17, 2007
: R Kelly is about to be all over the news again. Sources close to R Kelly’s former publicist Regina Daniels are claiming that the R&B singer assaulted her. Details are still sketchy, but MediaTakeOut.com has learned that both law enforcement and Ms Daniels’ lawyers are investigating exactly what happened.
Here is the statement that Regina released earlier in the week:
Friends and Colleagues – After careful consideration and counsel, I have decided to formally announce my resignation as publicist for R&B artist R. Kelly.
My resignation was effective as of August 28, 2007. Throughout the course of my 25 years as a publicist, I have prided myself on loyalty, respect and professionalism. It saddens me that I was not always shown those same courtesies during my 14 year tenure as Mr. Kelly’s publicist.
Though I have a great appreciation for Mr. Kelly as an artist, there are some lines that should never be crossed professionally or personally. Mr. Kelly crossed a line that forever altered the scope of our relationship. For this reason I made the decision to resign.
My husband, music retailer George Daniels, has also disassociated himself from Mr. Kelly. George and I are grateful for the show of support and encouragement that we have already received from many of you. We want you to know that we thank you, sincerely. Without change, progress is impossible.
Keeping that in mind, I am excited to tell you that my agency, Daniels Entertainment Group, has an incredible year of expansion and success planned for 2008. Be on the lookout for an update in the near future!
—- Regina Daniels
Keep coming back guys, this story is going to unfold quickly….
(Article originally published at 9:50 AM EST)