Rolling out brought you the story live as the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary started to heat up over the weekend.
Now, according to media reports, R. Kelly is under criminal investigation in Fulton County, Georgia, and it’s all because of Lifetime’s docuseries.
But Georgia isn’t the only jurisdiction where law enforcement officials are taking the allegations of predatory sexual behavior and pedophilia raised in the docuseries against R. Kelly seriously.
The Cook County, Illinois, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is seeking to talk to any victims of sexual assault or domestic violence similar to the accounts several women revealed in “Surviving R. Kelly.”
“The recent allegations against entertainer R. Kelly in the recent Lifetime docuseries are deeply, deeply disturbing,” Foxx said during a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Chicago. Streaming live from the State Attorney’s Office, Foxx issued a clear and specific call to action, urging anyone who has a story to tell to come forward.
“Please come forward. There is nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of both victims and witnesses,” she said. “We cannot seek justice without you.”
While there has not been a formal investigation launched yet by the Cook County State Attorney’s Office, Foxx said she wants anyone with similar stories or information to contact her at 773-674-6492.