Documentary puts new attention on R. Kelly sex allegations

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However, police said no one was arrested, and there is not an ongoing criminal investigation of Kelly. In 2008, although authorities charged Kelly with 21 counts of child pornography, Kelly became acquitted of all charges.

- In the midst of calls for investigations into allegations against singer R. Kelly, the Chicago-based attorney for the musician broke his silence Wednesday evening defending his client.

Taking the mic, the Grammy-winning singer belted out the opening lyrics of his 1994 hit, "Bump n' Grind", sans music before making a statement.

The documentary series tells the story of R Kelly's victims, as well as commentary from his critics.

He and Jonjelyn Savage, who were featured in the Lifetime series, said their 23-year-old daughter Joycelyn has been brainwashed by R. Kelly, despite several videos she has made where she says she is fine.

"Law enforcement confirmed to TMZ that they did indeed go to the club and made contact with Kelly - however, once they determined there was NO actual arrest warrant".

While Kelly was singing about not wanting to hurt anybody during his birthday party at the nightclub, activists gathered outside his West Side recording studio, marching for the young women they claim he sexually abused.

R. Kelly is stepping out following allegations of sexual abuse by multiple women. Kelly and the alleged victim, in her 20s at the time of the trial, denied it was them in the video. A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office said both women have been missing for three to four years. The inspection is related to the property owner, not the person who rents the space in the building, McCaffrey said.

Kelly has repeatedly denied the allegations. "Once he told me that I was at a loss for words". Numerous girls were underage at the time and those who were over 18 were just barely.

In some cases, the women say they were underage. She said that so far, families of two alleged victims have come forward. 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. While Foxx said that her office has not been in contact with Fulton County, they are willing to share any "relevant information" between their offices.

While criticism against the singer has reached its greatest peak in many years with Surviving R. Kelly, accusations of sexual misconduct against the singer date back more than 20 years.

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