Multiple investigations launched after R. Kelly series airs

Musical artist R. Kelly is reportedly under investigation in multiple jurisdictions around the country and now at least one of his manager is subject to an open investigation by police.

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These reports come following allegations made against the popular singer in a controversial mini-series “Surviving R. Kelly” which aired last week on the Lifetime network.

Robert Sylvester Kelly, who goes by the stage name R. Kelly, was the subject of a mini-series “Surviving R. Kelly” which aired last week on the Lifetime network. The broadcast made several allegations against the popular singer. The series accuses the singer of having sex with underage girls, being physically abusive, and running a sex cult.

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%INLINE% reports prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia have been reaching out to several people who participated in the program including Asante McGee, who allegedly escaped from R. Kelly’s home.

Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs represents the family of Jocelyn Savage, whose family was profiled in the series.

Griggs told FOX 5 News that in the past few days, very senior members of the DA's office have contacted Griggs regarding witness information in the case.

There has been no official word from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday afternoon during a press conference they are asking anyone who may be a victim or has information about a possible victim connected to the allegations against the singer in Illinois to come forward so they can investigate the claims. Foxx said she found the claims in docuseries disturbing.

Foxx says her office has been in contact with two families who say they were victims. Both are over the age of 18.

She set up a special hotline for victims in Cook County to call. That number is (773) 674-6492.

R. Kelly and his attorneys have denied the claims.


Meanwhile, new accusations have surfaced, but this time made against R. Kelly's manager. A Henry County police report states Timothy Savage, who along with his wife participated in the series, told an officer on Jan. 3 that R. Kelly’s manager Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn't air.

The report says Russell called Savage while the officer was there and Savage put the phone on speaker. Russell accused Savage of lying to Lifetime and that if he continued to support the series, Russell and Kelly would be forced to release information that would show Savage was a liar.

Police said detectives are investigating the claims in the report.

According to police, there is a warrant against R. Kelly's former manager for terroristic threats stemming from a May 2018 phone call. Mr. Henry James Mason, investigators said in a police report, threatened to harm and kill members of the Savage family in retaliation for attempting to contact daughter Joycelyn Savage.

The Savage family said they have been unable to reach Joycelyn Savage for some time after associating with the singer.

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The Associated Press and contributed to this report