R. Kelly is reportedly under criminal investigation in Georgia as a result of “Surviving R. Kelly.”
Sources connected to the case tell TMZ that the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into allegations made against the singer. The probe was launched over the past few days as a direct result of the Lifetime documentary.
Investigators were flooded with calls once the six-part docuseries aired last week. Several survivors have allegedly been contacted including Asante McGee and Joycelyn Savage’s family. Investigators are also asking for contact information from others who lived in Kelly’s former Atlanta home or have knowledge of what happened in the home.
Kelly has denied all allegations and vowed to retaliate by launching a website called SurvivingLies.com. He intends to expose his accusers as liars and reveal the true motivations behind their allegations.
In the wake of “Surviving R. Kelly,” many in the hip-hop and R&B community have spoken out against Kelly including Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Meek Mill, 6LACK, Tank, Ne-Yo, and more.
“There is NO excuse. Music is important. It really is. But it’s not more important than protecting our children, protecting our little girls. PERIOD,” said Ne-Yo, who used the #MuteRKelly hashtag.