"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. Before the series aired, Kelly and his lawyers had dismissed the accusations and threatened to sue Lifetime. Despite years of petitions and calls for Kelly's longtime label home, RCA Records, to part ways with the singer, he remained on the company's roster at press time.
The calls came a day after state's attorney Kim Foxx made a plea to any alleged victim of the singer to come forward.
Also on Wednesday night (Thursday AEDT), Lady Gaga apologised for 'Do What U Want, ' her 2013 collaboration with Kelly, and said she will remove the song from streaming services.
The alleged incident went down in May 2018, and Timothy Savage made a report to police in Henry County.
It's unclear if the Chicago caller actually thought there was an arrest warrant out for R. Kelly, or if they were just trying to scare him. The family hopes that a charge will be levied against Kelly to keep him from leaving the United States with some of his alleged "sex cult" victims.
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Hours after the women contacted prosecutors, more than 30 people turned out for a demonstration across the street from Kelly's warehouse/studio space. However, the state's attorney's office has said it has received calls about R. Kelly since Foxx's request, and is following up on those calls.
But Foxx also said there's no active investigation of Kelly and launching one would require victims and witnesses.
"Who makes their assessment of the evidence based on reality TV?" he said. Both Kelly and the girl denied that the video depicted them, and no assault charges were ever brought against Kelly as a result of the tape. In 2002, he was arrested after a video surfaced appearing to show him having sex with and urinating on a 14-year-old girl.
The 32-year-old added she had wanted to "create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn't processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life".
R Kelly has hit the headlines since the 'Surviving R Kelly' documentary saw new claims about an underage sexual relationship with Aaliyah as well as other abuse claims revealed.