Threat Charges Dropped Against R. Kelly’s Ex-Manager

Posted at 12:07 PM, January 27, 2022 and last updated 7:24 PM, May 17, 2023

ATLANTA (Court TV) — Felony terroristic threat charges have been dismissed against disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly’s ex-manager in Georgia. James Mason, 56, allegedly called Kelly’s ex-girlfriend Jocelyn Savage’s father in 2018 and threatened him.

Henry County Sheriff’s Office

According to the arrest warrant, Mason told Mr. Savage, “I’m gonna do harm to you and your family. When I see you, I’m going [to] get you, I’m going to (explicit) kill you.”

Mason turned himself into the Henry County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia and was released on a $10,000 bond.

“The case against Mr. Mason was dismissed in exchange for him signing a permanent protective order to prohibit him from having contact with the victim or his family. In addition, the victim signed a permanent protective order not to contact Mr. Mason. The case was closed in December”.

Meanwhile, R. Kelly awaits sentencing in his New York sex trafficking case. Kelly was convicted on nine counts, including racketeering and violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits the transport of “any woman or girl” across state lines for any “immoral purpose.” He faces a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison, in addition to outstanding criminal charges in Illinois and Minnesota.


Court TV’s Tiffany Smith and Beth Hemphill contributed to this story.