In May of previous year, R. Kelly's former manager James Mason had allegedly threatened to murder the father of Joycelyn Savage, one of the singer's accusers. Greenberg would not answer questions about the new allegations the docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" raise. Chief investigator Cynthia Nwokocha also contacted Joycelyn Savage's family; the family has been fully cooperative. She said that so far, families of two alleged victims have come forward.
Kelly's attorney, Stephen Greenberg, called Foxx's urging that any victims call her office absurd.
"There's no evidence of anything". The accusations against the 52-year-old were reignited after the six hour docu-series, "Surviving R. Kelly", aired on Lifetime.
"I don't watch that crap".
Timothy Savage told an officer on January 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn't air, according to a Henry County police report.
Officials confirm they have received calls after Foxx's plea.
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.
Greenberg also said it was inappropriate for a state's attorney to characterize allegations she'd seen on TV, prior to charges or even an investigation.
The Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney would not comment on the reports of an investigation into Kelly.
"Please come forward. There is nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of victims and witnesses", Foxx said.
In an incident report obtained by CNN, Timothy Savage stated that Mason said, "I'm gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I'm gonna get you, I'm going to f***ing kill you". The incident was passed on to a magistrate judge in Georgia, who responded by issuing a warrant against Mason for his "terroristic threats and acts" in July. The email says detectives would like to meet with Mason to "review his version of events". In 2002, he was arrested after a video surfaced appearing to show him having sex with and urinating on a 14-year-old girl.
Joycelyn Savage has denied being held against her will.
The singer has long since dodged conviction, getting acquited of charges of child pornography back in 2008. Despite his legal troubles a decade ago, he still retains a following.
"I believe the documentary has opened up a new era".