R. Kelly's attorney responds to allegations made in docu-series

Danny Woods
January 10, 2019

"I've worked in this office for a number of years including in 2008, and so the allegations were not new to me, but I think listening to survivors and giving the platform for survivors to tell their stories was heartbreaking".

Her office covers Chicago where Kelly has a home. Previously, State Attorney Kim Foxx said that she was "sickened" by the content of the Lifetime docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly.

WMAQ-TV reported that Foxx's office said Wednesday it has received calls after Foxx asked the public to come forward with information about potential victims of the singer.

The Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney would not comment on the reports of an investigation into Kelly.

Her father says they haven't heard from her in about two years.

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R. Kelly has denied all of the allegations in the past through statements and even with a song called "I Admit".

"The recent allegations against entertainer R. Kelly in the recent Lifetime docuseries are deeply, deeply disturbing", Foxx said during a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Chicago. "No one has ever seen any evidence of it".

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. For their sake, let's hope they receive justice.

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. "I'm going to do harm to you and your family, when I see you I'm gonna get you, I'm going to f**king kill you", Mason was quoted as saying in the police report, obtained by CNN. In 2002, he was arrested after a video surfaced appearing to show him having sex with and urinating on a 14-year-old girl.

She responded to this claim in a video released in 2017, in which she denied she's being held and that she had been brainwashed by the Grammy-award winning singer. 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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