Kelly is still chilling despite sexual abuse accusations

An activist holds a

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series "Surviving R. Kelly" on January 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Editors at TMZ have reported that the women in question were Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, both of whom have had family members claim they have been brainwashed by Kelly.

This comes as R Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg denied any allegations of wrongdoing by his client. He also urged potential victims to come forward, while a judge ordered an inspection of Kelly's Chicago music studio.

"We can not seek justice without you", Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said this week at a news conference.

After watching the series, an IL prosecutor issued a plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward, while Georgia prosecutors have reportedly reached out to a lawyer representing a couple who appear in Surviving R. Kelly.

Reuters was unable independently to verify the accusations in the documentary and could not immediately reach prosecutors for comment.

He was previously been subjected to sexual impropriety allegations and, in 2008, stood trial on child pornography charges, of which he was acquitted.

Greenberg explained that he and Kelly "have not looked at all of the women" that appeared in the documentary, adding that "all that matters is that whatever any of them are saying did not happen".

The series has been a hit for the network, which said the documentary's January 3 premiere attracted 1.9 million viewers and the network's biggest audience in two years among adults 25 to 54 and other age groups.

His ex-wife Andrea Kelly, whom he divorced in 2009, accused him of domestic abuse last year and feared for her life during one attack during their 13-year marriage, which ended in 2009.



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