R. Kelly is currently in the crosshairs of law enforcement as an investigation is being conducted into his alleged sexual misconduct with young girls, and one of the main women involved is now wanted for questioning about her relationship with the singer.
R. Kelly could be facing an investigation in Georgia after the airing of a Lifetime documentary series that chronicled allegations of abuse, predatory behaviour and paedophilia against the singer.
Sources directly connected to the situation tell The Blast the Fulton County District Attorney has been actively investigating R. Kelly and a mansion he previously owned in Johns Creek, GA.
A Chicago prosecutor said on Tuesday that her office has been in touch with two families related to allegations against Kelly since the series aired.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx urged potential victims or witnesses to speak to police.
“Please come forward. There is nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of victims and witnesses,” Foxx said in a news conference. “We cannot seek justice without you.”
But Kelly’s lawyer said the state’s attorney’s call for people to come forward was “ridiculous.”
“There’s nothing there,” attorney Steve Greenberg said. “When you fish for this kind of stuff the riff raff come out and you end up with wrongful accusations.”
We’re told alleged victim Asante McGee has interviewed with officials and provided her eyewitness account into her time spent with R. Kelly at the Georgia mansion.
During “Surviving R. Kelly,” the Johns Creek home was featured when McGee walked through the property and discussed seeing women held against their will.
We’re told, since the airing of “Surviving R. Kelly,” alleged sex slave Joycelyn Savage has been contacted by the Fulton County D.A. and ordered to come in for questioning related to her time with the singer. Our sources say the Savage family has been cooperating fully with the investigation.
Our sources say one of the charges on the table for the “Ignition” singer is false imprisonment, and the D.A. has already spoken with at least one other alleged victim as they build a case.
23-year-old Joycelyn Savage has maintained that she’s with Kelly of her own free will, however, her parents and friends believe she has been brainwashed by the R&B singer.
The Blast broke the story, Kelly’s manager is also under investigation for allegedly harassing and threatening the parents of Savage.
Reps for R. Kelly were unable to be reached for comment.
In 2002, Kelly was charged with 21 counts of child pornography for a videotape that allegedly showed him having sex with an unidentified underage girl. He was acquitted, and his lawyers at the time said Kelly was not in the video, and suggested his likeness may have been computer-generated.
In 2017, he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen. At the time, Kelly’s publicist denied previous allegations, saying they were “made up by individuals known to be dishonest.”
During a screening of the documentary in December, the theater was evacuated after the venue received a threatening phone call that turned out to be noncredible. Attendees of the screening included Kelly’s accusers and prominent social justice activists depicted in the film.
On January 3, Timothy Savage, the father of Joycelyn Savage, filed a police report alleging he was receiving harassing calls from Don Russell, whom he called Kelly’s manager. According to a copy of the report obtained by CNN, Russell threatened Timothy Savage with retribution if he continued to support the documentary.
When reached by CNN, Russell declined to comment and identified himself as an “independent entertainment consultant,” not Kelly’s manager.
“Surviving R. Kelly” aired over three nights on Lifetime starting January 3.
See a clip of the surviving R Kelly documentary below: