Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Future wants people to stop talking about R. Kelly

Future wants people to stop talking about R. Kelly

The series "Surviving R. Kelly" began airing last week on the Lifetime TV channel, bringing decades of abuse allegations against the "Pied Piper of R&B" to nearly 20 million viewers. The series, which aired earlier this month, looks at the singer's history and allegations that he has sexually abused women and girls.

"Mr. Kelly has done nothing". At first, Police traced the call to a 773 area code belonging to the Chicago area - later narrowing it down to a number associated with Donnel Russel's service plan. "That's why there's no evidence of him doing anything wrong", Greenberg told FOX 5's Jaclyn Schultz.

For his part, R.Kelly had denied all the claims made against him and is reportedly considering legal action against the producers.

Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs represents the family of 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage, whose family was profiled in the series.

Contact information for Russell could not be immediately found.

Chris Hopper, a spokesperson for the Fulton County DA's office, had no comment on whether or not an investigation into Kelly is indeed underway.

Foxx called a press conference to make it known that she is willing to look into opening an investigation, but needs the unknown accusers and their families to come forward.

On Tuesday, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx called for any R. Kelly sexual abuse victims to come forward, saying her office can not investigate without the cooperation of victims and witnesses.

"I was sickened", she said. Both are over the age of 18.

On January 3, before the show premiered, Timothy called police shortly after 5 a.m.so authorities could hear a phone conversation between him and Russell.

Police said detectives are investigating the claims in the report.

On Wednesday, in an interview with WGN News, Greenberg said no one in Chicago has come forward with accusations because Kelly did nothing illegal.

Singer R. Kelly is reportedly being investigated in multiple jurisdictions following the release of a Lifetime docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly", which explores allegations that the Grammy victor sexually abused several victims over a span of decades. Timothy and Jonjelyn claim the singer is holding their daughter, Joycelyn Savage, against her will. "We're giving it too much attention".

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