R Kelly Under Criminal Investigation: Reports


Prosecutors in Georgia and Illinois are reportedly looking into allegations made against singer R Kelly in a docu-series that aired last week on U.S. cable channel Lifetime.

A lawyer for one of the women featured in Surviving R Kelly said Tuesday that the Fulton County District Attorney in Georgia is investigating the R&B star. Gerald Griggs said he was asked to provide a list of people who may have witnessed alleged incidents at Kelly’s home in an Atlanta suburb in 2017.

A spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office declined to comment, according to reports.

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In Kelly’s native Chicago, Cook County State Attorney Kimberly Foxx appealed to women allegedly victimized by Kelly to come forward. “We cannot seek justice without you,” she told media.

In Surviving R Kelly, several women claimed they were physically and sexually abused by the singer. Through a lawyer, he has denied all allegations and has vowed to sue those who appeared in the series.

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Kelly was accused in 2017 of brainwashing and controlling the movements of several young women. The “Trapped In The Closet” singer denied the allegations. 

In 2008, Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges after a videotape surfaced allegedly showing him engaged in sex with, and urinating on, a 14-year-old girl.

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Kelly married singer Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, in 1994. A court later annulled the marriage, which he denied ever took place.