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R. Kelly Not Under Investigation in Chicago But Police Encourage Witnesses to Come Forward

UPDATE

3:00 PM: Prosecutor Kim Foxx from the State Attorney’s Office just held a press conference and said they need potential victims and eyewitnesses to step forward before they can prosecute R. Kelly for anything. Foxx said the allegations made in “Surviving R. Kelly” are “sickening,” and she revealed that the State Attorney’s Office has been in contact with two families who claim to have members involved with the singer.

Foxx also revealed that many people have called regarding allegation against the singer and police have been out to the infamous music studio in Chicago. However, she made it clear they need a victim or eyewitness to speak out before they can take any action.


Authorities in Chicago say that R. Kelly is not currently under investigation for sexual misconduct but police are encouraging anyone with information about the singer — or about their officers — to come forward and tell their story.

One of the many allegations against Kelly — which was resurfaced during the Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” — is that Kelly has friends in the Chicago Police Department who would tip him off about welfare checks at his studio.

“There is nothing more important to CPD than integrity, accountability and the highest of professional standards,” the Chicago Police Department said in a statement. “While we do not have any current complaints of misconduct, we strongly encourage anyone who may have information related to the domestic violence allegations or who suspect or have information about wrongdoing on the part of officers to please contact Internal Affairs or the external Office of Police Accountability or Chicago Inspector General’s Office so these matters can be independently investigated.”

As The Blast first reported, the Fulton County District Attorney has been actively investigating R. Kelly and a mansion he previously owned in Johns Creek, GA.

We’re told that since the airing of “Surviving R. Kelly,” alleged sex slave Joycelyn Savage has been contacted by the Fulton County D.A. and ordered to come in for questioning related to her time with the singer. Our sources say the Savage family has been cooperating fully with the investigation.

Our sources say one of the charges on the table for the “Ignition” singer is false imprisonment and the D.A. has already spoken with at least one other alleged victim as they build a case.

Sources directly involved with the investigation tell The Blast officials have been combing through “Surviving R. Kelly” since it aired last week.