(CMR) It is now being reported on various US news sites that R. Kelly is under criminal investigations in several jurisdictions as a result of allegations that were brought to the forefront in a riveting Lifetime documentary.
In a surprising turn of events; the documentary has shook the African American community and entertainment industry as many how his predatory behavior has done unquestioned for the better part of several decades.
In fact, leading up to the documentary numerous sources reported that few artists that worked with him were willing to participate in the three part Lifetime docu-series that spanned some six hours. It chronicled the stories of multiple women who stated that they were “survivors” and victims of R. Kelly; often as teenagers.
The response has been swift with many radio stations pulling his music and refusing to play his songs any longer – including local DJ at Star 92.7 FM – Selecta Renegade.
Many have questioned Kelly's ability to get away with very bravado styled relationships with underage girls allegedly including artist Aaliyah and a now famed 14-year-old victim that he videotaped. He was acquitted of child pornography charges in that
Now, TMZ.com has reported earlier this afternoon R. Kelly was under criminal investigation in Fulton County, Georgia. Later that day, Chicago-area prosecutors confirmed the singer was under investigation there.
This report comes following allegations made against the popular singer in a controversial mini-series “Surviving R. Kelly” which aired last week on the Lifetime network.
The series accuses the singer of having sex with underage girls, being physically abusive, and running a sex cult.
Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs represents the family of Jocelyn Savage. Her family was profiled in the series.
There has been no word from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday afternoon during a press conference the singer was under criminal investigation in Illinois. She urged anyone who may have been a victim or has information to call her office.