Fresh research has been launched in charges of sexual and physical abuse against R Kelly by prosecutors in Chicago and Atlanta, having released survivor R Kelly, a documentary claiming abuse of the R&B singer.
Chicago Prosecutor Kimberly Foxx urged all potential victims of Kelly to come forward and said, "There is nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without cooperation between both victims and witnesses. We cannot seek justice without you." Atlanta lawyer Gerald Griggs, representing a couple claiming that Kelly is holding her daughter against her will, has said he was contacted by the District's law firm for potential abuse of Kelly.
The surveys will increase the pressure on the vulnerable singer, who has long been beaten off with charges of sexual, physical and psychological abuse against women. Through 2017 and 2018, Kelly was accused of having five women in a cult cult, with a former boyfriend claiming to have sexual contact with girls as young as 14. In October, his former king, Andrea Kelly, accused of domestic violence. Earlier in his career, he was tried and acquitted on child pornography tax.
Kelly has long refused any error, even recording a song that confesses her innocence, sang: "I'm so false accused."
By pulling together reporting years for the R&B star, especially by journalist Jim DeRogatis, Surviving R Kelly has had an explosive impact in the US since it was shipped last week. Calls to the US National Sexual Attack Hotline increased by 20%, with Jodi Omear from Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, confirming: "Hearing on sexual violence on news or television shows can be difficult for survivors … We often see an increase in the number of people coming out to the National Sexual Assault Hotline for help during high profile stories. "
While there has been support from Kelly from fans, and an increase in the flow of their music since the documentary was broadcast, many others have criticized the singer, including rapper 6lack as tweeted: "Get this man out of here. Please, he beyond trash." John Legend, one of the only stars to appear in the documentary, tweeted, referring to the terrible Harvey Weinstein [who denies the allegations made against him]: "Since he was postponed, his company and career have justifiably been destroyed and he has been accused. Sounds like something should happen to R Kelly."
Rapper, actor and activist Common told TMZ: "We failed as a community because we knew these things were happening and instead of trying to be like," Let's go try and solve this situation and free these young ladies and stop this the thing that goes on, "we were just like" man, we rock to the music "and add:" I'm also guilty of it because I didn't stop and was like "yo" and speak to this.
Damon Dash, hip-hop mogul who was partner of late R&B singer Aaliyah, whom Kelly herself allegedly was illegally married when she was 15, said: "I had to see the other way, all those years", as his business partner Jay-Z played music with Kelly. In another interview, he said the collaboration caused the partnership with Jay-Z to break down: "I knew morally that we were not the same … for me, Roc-a-Fella was rejected. It was over. I couldn't fuck with it "There was something that, for me, I don't want to say" unforgivable ", but I couldn't understand it." He added that Aaliyah refused to discuss her relationship with Kelly. Jay-Z refused to be interviewed for the documentary Surviving R Kelly.