Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Investigators Want People With Allegations Against R. Kelly to Come Forward

R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles
Freda Brock | 10 January, 2019, 17:25

A lawyer representing a couple who appeared in a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly said prosecutors in Georgia have reached out to him.

Sources connected to the alleged victims of R. Kelly tell The Blast there is a rumor circulating that the singer is preparing to leave the United States, and we are told Africa has been mentioned as one of the places he may seek solace. The club appearance follows the release of Surviving R. Kelly, a six-part Lifetime documentary series that alleges that he has kept women against their will in both Chicago and Atlanta, Georgia.

"We hope that it will turn into a fruitful investigation and it will result in the return of Joycelyn Savage to her family or, at the very least, that she start opening continuous conversations and interactions with her family like she had before she met Mr. Robert Sylvester Kelly", Griggs told PEOPLE on Wednesday.

Investigators' quieries come as the Lifetime series adds a new dimension to the sexual abuse allegations Kelly has faced for the better part of his almost 30-year career.

Kelly has repeatedly denied the allegations.

The fallout from Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly continues to play out. Both Mac and TMZ reported the same statement from a Facebook spokesperson in response to their queries about the pulled site: "The Page violated our Community Standards and has been removed".

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Speaking of Joycelyn Savage, reportedly R. Kelly's current manager, Don Russell, has been harassing her family as well.

The Cook County, Illinois, State's Attorney Kim Foxx is seeking to talk to any victims of sexual assault or domestic violence similar to the accounts several women revealed in "Surviving R. Kelly".

CNN.com reports, "The incident, which allegedly took place in May 2018, was reported by Timothy Savage to Henry County police".

"Please come forward. There is nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of victims and witnesses", Foxx said.

Foxx said that as a survivor of sexual assault herself, she was "sickened by the allegations". His albums continued to top charts while he was on trial for child pornography, and many of his hit songs, like "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Ignition (Remix)", are still played widely.

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