- Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has opened a criminal investigation in R. Kelly, sources close to the case told TMZ.
- The insiders told TMZ that the investigation was launched as a direct result of the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly.”
- The docuseries details Kelly’s history of alleged abuse, including allegations that he preyed on underage girls.
- Kelly has denied all allegations against him.
- A spokesperson from the District Attorney’s office would not comment to INSIDER when asked about the investigation.
Officials in Georgia have launched a criminal investigation into singer Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as R. Kelly, in connection to allegations made in the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” sources “connected to the case” told TMZ.
The sources reportedly told TMZ that the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office opened an investigation as a direct result of the docuseries and allegations made within it.
A spokesperson from the DA’s office would not comment to INSIDER when asked about the investigation.
The docuseries details Kelly’s long history of alleged abuse, including claims that he preyed on underage girls and held women against their will in what they called a “sex cult.”
The source told TMZ that investigators have reportedly contacted several women featured in the show, including Asante McGee,a woman who spoke out against Kelly and claimed she was part of the alleged “sex cult.”
The investigators have asked the women for contact information for others who lived in Kelly’s former Atlanta home or have information about what happened there, according to TMZ.
The source told TMZ that the DA’s office was flooded with phone calls after “Surviving R. Kelly” aired last week.
“Surviving R. Kelly” featured interviews from multiple women who said that Kelly had sex with them when they were underage; physically and emotionally abused them; and regulated their diets, bowel movements, and outside contact to family members.
Kelly has denied all allegations against him.
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- R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly said an online quiz made her realise she was in an abusive relationship – and gave her the courage to leave
- Women are using the hashtag #MuteRKelly to urge the music industry to hold R. Kelly accountable for past sexual abuse allegations
- R Kelly accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl he was keeping as a ‘pet’
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