Kelly faces new criminal investigation following dream hampton's Lifetime doc

Lawrence Kim
January 10, 2019

Two months later, The Village Voice published a long interview with the reporter Jim DeRogatis, who first broke the accusations and has pursued justice for Kelly's alleged victims for years.

Executive produced by Dream Hampton, the docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly" detailed accounts from people in Kelly's circle, including the singer's brother, Bruce, who said Kelly had a "preference" for young women and singer Sparkle (the aunt of the 14-year-old in the sex tape) who testified against him in court. Foxx stated that her office has already been in contact with the families of two alleged victims - both of whom are over the age of 18 - but empasized that cooperation from other victims or witnesses is essential in order for her office to properly investigate the claims. This comes after news that Kelly is under criminal investigation in Georgia, that his manager is also under investigation, and that an arrest warrant is out for his former manager.

The series, which aired earlier this month, looks at the singer's history and allegations that he has sexually abused women and girls. 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".

Future has shared his view on the R. Kelly sex abuse scandal, saying the world is giving too much attention to the singer and the scandal surrounding him.

Foxx called a press conference to make it known that she is willing to look into opening an investigation, but needs the unknown accusers and their families to come forward. The alleged incident went down in May 2018, and Timothy Savage made a report to police in Henry County.

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office has declined PEOPLE's request to comment, as did the Atlanta and John's Creek police departments. I was sickened as a survivor.

Savage also called police in May to report that a man named James Mason had threatened him because Savage was trying to reach his daughter, who he said was being held by Kelly, according to a police report.

She said she would "stand by my sisters". 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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