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UPDATED: R. Kelly Under Criminal Investigation In Georgia, Chicago Prosecutor Asks Alleged Victims to Come Forward

January 8, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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UPDATE: R. Kelly’s legal problems could be getting worse. Chicago prosecutors want the singer’s alleged victims to contact them to share their stories according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

State Attorney Kim Foxx said in a press conference that she wants anyone who was a victim of Kelly’s to contact them, saying, “Please come forward.” She said that her office has been contacted by several relatives “of those who have had people in contact with Mr. Kelly over the course of the last couple of years.” Foxx said, “There’s nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of both victims and witnesses. We cannot seek justice without you. We need actual witnesses and victims to have the courage to tell their stories.”

“I was sickened by the allegations,” she said. “I was sickened as a survivor. I’m sickened as a mother and I’m sickened as a prosecutor.”

Foxx’s office has not been in contact with Kelly, according to the report, and no formal investigation has been launched. She asked anyone with information to contact her office at (773) 674-6492.

Kelly’s lawyer told the outlet, “I don’t think Kim Foxx should be giving any legitimacy to reality TV allegations. The lead prosecutor should be silent until there’s evidence. … She essentially went up there and said, ‘We have no evidence of a crime, but if someone would like to make something up, please call us’…No one here has reported a crime. There’s no evidence of anything. You can’t disprove something that didn’t happen.”

He added that neither he nor Kelly had seen the series, saying, “I don’t watch that crap. He’s not going to watch it either.”

ORIGINAL: R. Kelly is apparently the focus of a criminal investigation in Georgia following the endless controversy swirling around him after Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary thrust Kelly’s life back in the spotlight.

The Blast reports that Kelly and the mansion he owned in Johns Creek, Georgia are being investigated by the Fulton County district attorney. The mansion was featured on Surviving R. Kelly, including one of Kelly’s alleged victims returning to the mansion and describing areas where she and other girls were held, including a “black room” in which the woman claims indescribable things occurred. That woman, Asante McGee, is now speaking with police about Kelly’s alleged relationships with underage girls and her experiences in the mansion.

Another of Kelly’s alleged sex slaves who remains with him, Joycelyn Savage, is also being ordered to come in for questioning. Savage has already stated to various media outlets that she is with Kelly of her own free will, but her family believes she is completely under Kelly’s control. The Savage family is cooperating with police.

Police have also spoken to another one of Kelly’s alleged victims as part of the investigation.

One of the charges against Kelly that police are apparently looking into is false imprisonment.

Surviving R. Kelly has spawned endless stories on R. Kelly, including his controversial past with Aaliyah and his role in the demise of Roc-A-Fella Records.

R. Kelly’s manager is also under criminal investigation.

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