In 1995, when he was 27, he briefly married the late singer Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time (in Surviving R. Kelly an executive who formerly worked with the singer says he forged Aaliyah's birth date on the marriage license to say she was 18, and another witness says she saw Kelly and Aaliyah having sex).
Prosecutors in Atlanta also are looking into sexual abuse allegations against Kelly.
Timothy and his wife Joycelyn have long maintained that their daughter is being held against her will by Kelly, and the singer forced the young woman to cut off family contact. Both Mac and TMZ reported the same statement from a Facebook spokesperson in response to their queries about the pulled site: "The Page violated our Community Standards and has been removed". Women discuss how Kelly would then force them to move into one of his several houses (in L.A., Georgia and Chicago) where he would surveil them 24 hours a day, police their movements and force them into sexual situations. A Henry County police report states Timothy Savage told an officer on January 3 that R. Kelly's manager Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn't air.
"I stand behind these women 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously", she wrote.
She urged anyone who may be a victim to come forward and call the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Division at 773-674-6492. We're told investigators were flooded with calls once the docuseries aired.
Gaga had come under scrutiny in 2013 when she chose to collaborate with Kelly, despite his alleged history of sexual misconduct, performing the song together at the American Music Awards that same year.
On Wednesday, Lady Gaga took to Twitter to announce that she plans to remove her 2013 song with Kelly, "Do What U Want (With My Body)", from iTunes in the wake of the docu-series. However, police said no one was arrested, and there is not an ongoing criminal investigation of Kelly.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx called on alleged victims of R. Kelly to come forward at a media conference Tuesday.
Even decades-old allegations could be trouble for Kelly.
The case was presented to a Magistrate Judge who issued a warrant in July, citing "terroristic threats and acts".