R. Kelly facing criminal investigations after Lifetime documentary exposes abuse allegations

Angelo Anderson
January 11, 2019

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the District Attorney's Office of Fulton County, Georgia, are "conducting interviews" regarding the accusations featured on Surviving R. Kelly.

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx made a public plea Tuesday evening for accusers to come forward so that the office could investigate.

Activists and reporters have for years tried to bring light to Kelly's alleged actions.

"In order to have an investigation we have to have victims and witnesses who are willing to come forward with information", Foxx said.

Dash further questioned why it took people "so long" to listen to all of the stories out there about R. Kelly when he'd known about them for years. She has been in touch with families from the docu-series who are looking for their loved ones.

A MI woman who claimed she had a six-year relationship with R. Kelly since she was 16 years old, spoke to WGN News to share her story.

Timothy also responded to critics who said he and his wife took Joycelyn to Kelly for help with a singing career, even though there were already allegations against him.


Also on Wednesday night (Thursday AEDT), Lady Gaga apologised for 'Do What U Want, ' her 2013 collaboration with Kelly, and said she will remove the song from streaming services.

R. Kelly's attorney, Stephen Greenberg, called Foxx's request absurd. "I thought we had forgot about that..."

Multiple times in the past, Kelly has been defiant as criticism against him has crested, so such an appearance would not seem out of character. In 2008, although authorities charged Kelly with 21 counts of child pornography, Kelly became acquitted of all charges.

"No one has ever seen any evidence of it", he said. At trial, witnesses testified that Kelly was in a sexual relationship with the then 15-year-old girl in the video as early as 1998.

The case was presented to a Magistrate Judge who issued a warrant in July, citing "terroristic threats and acts". Kelly has gotten away with these crimes for over a decade.

"I believe the documentary has opened up a new era". "If you do it because of a lot of publicity from a TV series, or the prosecutors going out and soliciting for victims, that's a lot less credible".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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