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R. Kelly Reportedly Under Criminal Investigation Following Docu-Series Allegations

Written by Tom Williams on January 9, 2019

R. Kelly is reportedly the subject of a criminal investigation in the US, after new allegations emerged in Lifetime’s recent six-part documentary series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’.

The series featured interviews with multiple women who made allegations of abuse against the singer, following earlier accusations of false imprisonment and sexual assault.

The Blast reports that its sources say the Fulton County District Attorney has been actively investigating R. Kelly and a mansion he once owned in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has also held a press conference in Chicago, encouraging survivors and witnesses with information about Kelly to come forward in order to assist in an investigation.

Foxx said her office had been contacted by two families looking for two missing women, who are believed to have attended Kelly’s home in the Chicago area.

Kelly has previously been accused of running an “abusive sex cult” and of imprisoning women in his homes.

R. Kelly has strongly denied all allegations, while addressing them in a song called ‘I Admit’ last year.

Since the airing of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’, Kelly reportedly planned to “sue everybody” who was involved in the program.

Last month, the singer said a 2019 R. Kelly Australian tour announcement was “fake”, after the purported tour promoter defended its decision to announce a local tour.

Earlier this week, Chance The Rapper said he made a “mistake” by making music with R. Kelly in the past.

If you need assistance, 1800 RESPECT – the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service — can be reached on 1800 737 732.

For help or information regarding mental health, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

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