R. Kelly is denying the explosive allegations levied earlier today that he's behind a "sex cult" that physically abuses young women who are a part of it.

As per TMZ, a rep for Kelly stated the following: "Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name." Buzzfeed News has reported that the parents of a 19-year-old girl had tried to launch an investigation into the matter, fearing for their daughter's life.

TMZ also confirmed that police had conducted a welfare check on one of the women supposedly involved in the cult, and that the woman told deputies she was fine and "did not want to be bothered."