R. Kelly is under investigation in Atlanta; Chicago cops ask victims to come forward

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The Surviving R. Kelly docuseries that aired last week (and can still be viewed on mylifetime.com) shined a light on the egregious behavior of R.Kelly towards underaged girls and women for the last three decades. Even though credible rumors and video evidence have been out there for years, many chose to look away rather than believe the countless women who claimed to have been assaulted or witnessed assault by him. After the series aired, it became impossible to look away. You either had to admit it had happened or call all those women and girls liars. As happened with his child pornography charges in 2001, media exposure has given investigators the evidence they need to pursue charges. And according to TMZ, the state of Georgia is looking into doing just that:

We’re told the probe was launched over the past few days as a direct result of what ‘Surviving’ depicted.

We’re told investigators have been reaching out to several survivors featured in the TV project.

[From TMZ via Jezebel]

TMZ confirmed in their story that investigators had contacted Asante McGee, a survivor who was featured in the series. While authorities are trying to do right by Asante, R. Kelly is proving himself, once again, to be the Devil’s apprentice. A Facebook page called Surviving Lies was put up to discredit all his accusers. Among the other nonsense posted there were stills from a sex tape featuring Asante. It is believed that R. Kelly posted this to punish her for speaking out but somebody in his circle realized that revenge porn is a chargeable offense so the whole page was deleted. The flames are coming for you, fool – you can’t out run them.

Any charges filed against this degenerate makes me happy and I hope the heaviest hammer of the law comes down on him. However, I also feel like Rhea Butcher in this tweet:

Those that participated in the docuseries are not his only victims. Starcasm reports that R. Kelly’s former tour manager, Demetrius Smith, who was appearing in the series, gave a radio interview on The Domenick Nati Show in which he seemingly admitted to even more crimes committed by his former employer. And, once again, Demetrius justified the whole thing away. Writer Jamilah Lemieux was also featured on the series as a commentator, not a survivor or witness. She tweeted this yesterday:

It’s a long time in coming but like Bill Cosby and like Harvey Weinstein, the floodgates are open. I shudder to think what the numbers will be when all is said and done. And even then, that might not be all. According to TMZ, Chicago prosecutors are urging his victims to come forward. A few have already. If you or anyone you know wants to be heard, the State Attorney, Kim Foxx’s, number for witnesses or victims is (773) 674-6492.

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  1. Miss M says:

    This is a long long time coming from the days of rumours that He was not only mentoring/producing Aaliyah’s songs. It said/known he married her when she was about 14-15 years old?!
    I hope justice prevails and he gets his sentence.🤞🏻
    Hecate, I shudder to think the number of victims as well. 😔

    • Josie says:

      I’m confused why no one has been able to confirm over the years whether Aaliyah did marry him when she was 15 (which I believe he did).

      • Lolly says:

        ??? It has been confirmed, people just skate over it. Much like they skate over all these victims’ stories.

      • Maureen says:

        They did get married but it was quickly annulled. I remember when it happened. Aaliyah and I were around the same age and I thought it was disgusting then and I find it abominable now.

      • Bryn says:

        If I’m not mistaken didn’t her mother even deny it? I think r Kelly has been throwing copious amounts of money at people for years and for some reason that was enough to turn their eyes away

      • Miss M says:

        1- Because it was annuled by her parents once they found out.
        2- Because Aaliyah refused to talk about him after many producers refused to work on her second album, I think.
        The family denied, but then later on her mother said everything that went wrong in her daughter’s life started with R. kelly.
        She was 15 when they were married. But she was 14 when recorded her debut album. But it is possible he met her even younger because she was signed when she was 12 and her uncle introduced her to him so he would be her producer/mentor.

        Apparently, when R.Kelly and Aaliyah were recording her album they would watch movies etc during the break/time off. 😔

        👆🏻This is why I said “groomed” when I read Billy Bobby Brown was talking about her conversations with Drake and defending their “friendship”…

      • otaku fairy says:

        That’s gross and sad. I don’t know what to make of her family denying the marriage. Maybe they’re just tired of that being a part of their deceased daughter’s story.
        As for Drake, we still don’t know that his intent toward MBB has been for it to turn into something like that (vomit). But knowing what we know now makes it seem even more irresponsible for Drake to allow himself to befriend/mentor her even if that’s not the case.

      • Josie says:

        Thank you for clarifying for me. I must be remembering the denial by her family while other people insisting they got married.

    • Caitrin says:

      He got her pregnant and married her. Her parents had it annulled. When she left Robert, he victimized her further by blackballing her – I remember vividly how pop media treated her. She was depicted as a whore, and R. Kelly was portrayed as her victim. She had tremendous difficulty finding producers and collaborators, and I think this is likely why Timbaland remains so fiercely protective of her memory.

      I’m two days older than Aaliyah, and turning 40 next week. I cannot imagine having sex at 14, especially with a grown ass man. I cannot imagine being a wife at 15. I cannot imagine the grooming and continued victimization she suffered.

      • Lala11_7 says:

        I believe he started messing with her when he FIRST met her…

        When she was 12….just like I believe he started messing with that little girl in that HORRIFIC tape…when he FIRST met her…

        When she was…12…

      • otaku fairy says:

        The fact that she got treated that way by the industry/public is sad too. Not surprising considering how toxic society is with these issues. She was 14 or 15 (possibly younger when his predatory intentions toward her started, as some of you mentioned). She should have been viewed as a vulnerable teen abused and exploited by a predatory older man and been treated with compassion.

  2. Dal says:

    Suprised this site hasn’t covered drake and his allegations with the 17 yr old ..He seems to be getting away with a lot too .. wonder when his lifetime story will come out ..

    • Loopy says:

      I think he is getting a pass because he was 22 or something.

    • Bryn says:

      I heard that drake did this at every concert and the ladies were loving it. That’s no excuse really but I don’t think it can be compared to r Kelly in any way

    • whitecat says:

      That’s not all. As I’ve seen on Israeli TV and Israeli gossip as well, he was flirting up a storm with a 18 year old girl who flew her over to New york and stayed at the same hotel as him. Unfortunately the article is in Hebrew, but even tho the girl is 18, I still think it’s skeevy – given his track record.

      • Original Jenns says:

        I think it’s sketchy because (if it’s the same girl I’m thinking of), he’s known her for years. It had the “waiting until she’s 18 to be public about it” feel.

        I don’t know anything illegal about Drake, but he is totally a sketchy dude. He is not interested in the girl next door, despite what he wants his public image to be. He praised and sang with Chris Brown in the last couple of months. He did the mother of his child dirty. He’s a sleazeball.

  3. Alexandria says:

    There was also a documentary with a section on Brian Singer but still nothing. I hope a similar documentary only on him gets released then!

  4. Mia4s says:

    I’m with Rhea Butcher on this. It took a documentary on Lifetime (home
    of the Lindsay Lohan Elizabeth Taylor movie) to get this going?? Kudos to them for doing it but wow not a good look for law enforcement or Kelly’s fellow musicians who have worked with him. “Now we are sorry, because Lifetime shamed us.” Yikes.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, but whatever it takes I guess. Others have been trying for years — I just read an interview with Jim deRogatis, the journalist who received the infamous tape and he has hit nothing but brick walls. It was sad to hear how much of a toll it’s taken on his own health and marriage and he recognizes that it’s nothing compared to what the victims have endured. I hope he is finally locked up for good, finally.

      As DeRogatis said, “The legal system failed. I think journalism failed, I think the entertainment industry failed, and I think fans fail if they are made aware of alleged mistreatment of women.”

      I think girls are still being held captive by Kelly as we speak. It’s beyond horrifying.

  5. Chingona says:

    The justice system in this country is not severe enough for what this F**g Monster deserves but I hope he finally is held accountable. This man did this for years but because his victims where young black women and girls people made excuses, ignored or just didn’t care. Everyone who worked with him or for him are disgusting too, because they helped him by either getting the girls, keeping quite or helping him make money in order to keep doing this. Ugh, I am so mad and sad for his victims that took a Lifetime documentary for them to be believed.

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  7. a reader says:

    TMZ is a pile of garbage run by a misogynist. They have covered for R Kelly for years. Please do not send them additional traffic.

    Also, the docuseries may be purchased on Amazon for $12.