R. Kelly facing criminal investigations after Lifetime documentary exposes abuse allegations

R. Kelly facing criminal investigations after Lifetime documentary exposes abuse allegations

The latest suspicions come days after Lifetime aired the documentary "Surviving R. Kelly", which revisited old allegations and brought new ones into the spotlight.

"The recent allegations against entertainer R. Kelly in the recent Lifetime docuseries are deeply, deeply disturbing", Foxx said during a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Chicago. "I'm sickened as a prosecutor", she said.

Police confirmed they responded to V75 Lounge, at 75th and Perry, and made contact with Kelly, but did not say why they went to the club.

Steve Greenberg, Kelly's attorney, said in an emailed statement: "Mr. Kelly did not sexually abuse anybody, at anytime, not when he was in high school and not after". Mason allegedly threatened to kill Joycelyn Savage father.


Asked if the outrage surrounding the allegations is real, the rapper said that everything should have been handled behind the scenes and out of the public eye. However, Prosecutor Kim Foxx from the State's Attorney Office said they've been in contact with two families who've dealt with the singer.

Greenberg says the state's attorney shouldn't be soliciting cases, adding there are no current complaints and no evidence because it didn't happen.

Gaga and R Kelly worked together on a song called Do What U Want (With My Body), and Gaga has previously explained that the lyrics are about lies people have spread about her and how they can't mess with her confidence. "Allegations of domestic violence or sexual assault require someone to say what they've seen, heard or experienced". The singer was later indicted on child pornography charges and it appeared that Kelly's career was in jeopardy.

Gerald Griggs, an Atlanta-based attorney who represents Savage and his wife, said he has been contacted by both the Fulton County district attorney's office in Atlanta and prosecutors in Chicago.


In February 2002, a 27-minute video surfaced that showed a man purported to be Kelly engaged in sex acts involving an underage girl.

According to a marriage certificate that was uncovered in the '90s, Kelly had secretly married the Detroit singer Aaliyah Haughton when she was just 15.

The 32-year-old Artpop singer spoke out in a message on social media on Wednesday night (January 9). The Henry County Sheriff's Office said no one by that name has been arrested since the warrant was issued previous year.


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