R. Kelly facing criminal investigations after Lifetime documentary exposes abuse allegations


His music streamed 870,316 times on January 2, the day before the series premiere, but Nielsen said Thursday Kelly's music garnered almost 1.73 million streams after the sixth episode aired January 6.

Kelly's attorney is still denying all allegations on behalf of the singer.

He noted that, when watching one woman attempt to discuss her experiences with R. Kelly, he recalled how Aaliyah used to act.

Savage told the officer that Mason had called him around 15:10 on 23 May and said: "I'm gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I'm gonna get you, I'm gonna (expletive) kill you".

Contact information for Russell could not be immediately found.

The report says the case is being forwarded to the criminal investigations division for review.

R. Kelly is now being investigated in Georgia for his actions in the past of having sex with teenage girls, videotaping them, and assaulting them on Lifetime's recent Surviving R. Kelly documentary series which lasted over three days. "What I am hearing about the allegations against R. Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible". I was sickened as a survivor. "I was sickened as a prosecutor".

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. "I can't go back, but I can go forward and continue to support women, men and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual assault", she added.

The Blast broke the story, the Fulton County District Attorney began investigating Kelly after the multitude of allegations made in the Lifetime docu-series, "Surviving R. Kelly". The Savages say they haven't heard from Joycelyn in two years.

Chris Hopper, a spokesperson, for the Fulton County district attorney's office, declined to comment. In 2008, although authorities charged Kelly with 21 counts of child pornography, Kelly became acquitted of all charges.

Two women contacted the Sun-Times Wednesday and gave accounts of what they allegedly experienced at the hands of Kelly. She said she wanted to tell her story for a long time. Numerous girls were underage at the time and those who were over 18 were just barely.

"There are no underage women, there is no sex cult, it's all some reality TV made up story", Greenberg said. Despite his legal troubles a decade ago, he still retains a following.

Kelly won a Grammy in 1997 for "I Believe I Can Fly", and is known for such raunchy hits as "Bump N' Grind" and "Ignition".