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Authorities in Illinois, Georgia seek assault victims of R. Kelly

CHICAGO (WFLA/WBBM) – Authorities in two states are seeking witnesses and evidence in connection to embattled singer R. Kelly.

This comes after a Lifetime docuseries that chronicled allegations of abuse, predatory behavior and pedophilia against him.

The attorney for the family of one woman featured in “Surviving R. Kelly” says the Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney’s Office is conducting an investigation into Kelly.

Gerald Griggs said he was asked to provide the names of witnesses in regards to events that allegedly happened at Kelly’s Atlanta-area home in 2017.

The Fulton County DA’s office has not commented on any potential investigation into Kelly.

In Chicago, prosecutors say they want to talk to any woman who alleges they were sexually assaulted by Kelly.

"The notion of having to come and publicly make allegations is incredibly daunting. What I will say is, is that if we are going to take these allegations seriously it requires ... this isn't one of those situations where it's just forensics,” said Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney.

“We need actual witnesses and victims to have the courage to tell their stories."

Last week’s broadcast of “Surviving R. Kelly” has sparked many activists to call for criminal charges to be filed against Kelly, who previously acquitted on child pornography charges.

Kelly denies the allegations against him. 


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