Sources connected to the alleged victims of R. Kelly tell The Blast there is a rumor circulating that the singer is preparing to leave the United States, and we are told Africa has been mentioned as one of the places he may seek solace.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx called the allegations made against Kelly in Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary "deeply, deeply disturbing" during a press conference on Tuesday, WGN-TV reports. She said that so far, families of two alleged victims have come forward.
According to police, there is a warrant against R. Kelly's former manager for terroristic threats stemming from a May 2018 phone call.
But Georgia isn't the only jurisdiction where law enforcement officials are taking the allegations of predatory sexual behavior and pedophilia raised in the docuseries against R. Kelly seriously.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday afternoon during a press conference they are asking anyone who may be a victim or has information about a possible victim connected to the allegations against the singer in IL to come forward. I was sickened as a survivor. The Fulton County investigators "haven't confirmed or denied an investigation", he said, but they asked him Monday for contact information for witnesses.
She said she would "stand by my sisters". Also, she requested that anyone who was a victim of the singer to come forward.
While police in his hometown of Chicago hasn't jumped to investigating the singer yet, they did pay a visit to his recording studio where he allegedly holds his sex slaves captive. Mr. Henry James Mason, investigators said in a police report, threatened to harm and kill members of the Savage family in retaliation for attempting to contact daughter Joycelyn Savage.
In 2008, a Cook County jury found Kelly not guilty on 14 counts of child pornography charges.
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".