R. Kelly investigation reportedly opened in Georgia after 'Surviving' doc airs

R. Kelly investigation reportedly opened in Georgia after 'Surviving' doc airs

The six-part series featured interviews with several women who claim they were subjects of abuse and predatory behavior from the R&B singer, while other interviewees claimed to have witnessed inappropriate behavior between him and his then-underaged protege, the late Aaliyah. The details of each of their stories are harrowing, but the overall effect is one of powerful accumulation: slight variations on an experience that becomes more and more horrifying and unassailable each time it's told. There were about 1.8 million viewers for Thursday's premiere and 2.3 million viewers for Saturday's finale.

Further calls were apparently made to the District Attorney's office after the show hit TV screens.

In the documentary, women portray R. Kelly as manipulative, violent and focused on young girls, allegedly demanding they call him 'daddy'. He is also accused of running a so-called "sex cult". He has denied that allegation.

As it was reported yesterday, Chrissy's husband, John Legend, made an appearence in the documentary and spoke about Kelly's supposed transgressions.

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday afternoon during a press conference the singer was under criminal investigation in IL. Can you, people in general, separate the Art from the Artist?

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A Chicago prosecutor said on Tuesday that her office has been in touch with two families related to allegations against Kelly since the series aired. Almost all of the 187 donors were new contributors to A Long Walk Home, Scheherazade Tillet said.

Warning: this article may be upsetting for anyone who has experienced sexual abuse, assault or harassment. I would think that for most viewers, Surviving R. Kelly will make it much harder to do so-to keep listening to his songs, if it wasn't already.

"For us, being a grassroots organization, it's nice to see that (the series) is actually reaching us", Scheherazade Tillet said. But I fear it might not be enough to take him down, so I'd like to point out what else you can do to help the #MuteRKelly campaign while all eyes are on this story. The promoters and bookers who continue bring Kelly out to perform should be held accountable as well. A fictionalized Lifetime network movie is in development.

A new criminal investigation into R. Kelly has reportedly been opened following the release of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly.

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