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R. Kelly Investigated By FBI For Flying Then-Underage Girl Across State Lines

January 27, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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R. Kelly is reportedly under investigation by the FBI for flying a girl across state lines when she was seventeen. TMZ reports that the FBI learned last week that Azriel Clary, one of the women featured in Surviving R. Kelly, was flown from California to Florida in May of 2015.

The FBI is currently investigating, as Kelly could have violated the Mann Act which makes it illegal to transport a minor across state lines for purposes of sex or prostitution. A source close to Clary’s family says a woman who was Kelly’s assistant at the time arranged the flights. Kelly, of course, is under criminal investigation in Georgia over claims of sexual abuse laid against him in the Lifetime docuseries. The FBI has also been in contact with the family of another of the women featured, Jocelyn Savage.

Kelly believes he did nothing wrong, as he had a signed note from Clary’s mother giving the assistant consent to care for her. Kelly’s attorney told the outlet, “Mr. Kelly has not violated the law. Certainly not the Mann Act. The story has flawed factual predicates. Beyond that, we remain unaware of any investigation, anywhere.”

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