The families of R. Kelly's alleged accusers are concerned that the criminal investigation in Georgia into the explosive allegations put forth by the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly will inspire the singer to flee the country.
On Tuesday, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx called for any R. Kelly sexual abuse victims to come forward, saying her office can not investigate without the cooperation of victims and witnesses.
In 2000, the Sun-Times was the first major media outlet to report on allegations of inappropriate behavior involving Kelly and underage girls.
In recent days, Kelly has faced increased pressure from advocates who have protested outside of his Chicago studio and demanded that police investigate allegations against minors.
The R&B singer was spotted at V75 - a Chicago, Illinois, nightclub - on Wednesday where he performed several of his songs to a packed room. "I should stress the courage that it takes to relive and repeatedly re-experience by telling your story of sexual victimization, but we rely heavily on victim accounts and victim statements to prosecute cases involving sexual assault or domestic violence", Foxx said.
Timothy reported Mason to the Henry County Police.
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It's unclear if the Chicago caller actually thought there was an arrest warrant out for R. Kelly, or if they were just trying to scare him.
But Foxx also said there's no active investigation of Kelly and launching one would require victims and witnesses.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday afternoon during a press conference they are asking anyone who may be a victim or has information about a possible victim connected to the allegations against the singer in IL to come forward.
Griggs said the Fulton County district attorney's office reached out to him on Monday seeking contact information for witnesses. The accusations against the 52-year-old were reignited after the six hour docu-series, "Surviving R. Kelly", aired on Lifetime. "She essentially went up there and said, 'We have no evidence of a crime, but if someone would like to make something up, please call us'".
A Cook County jury acquitted Kelly of all 14 counts of child pornography in 2008. Both Kelly and the girl denied that the video depicted them, and no assault charges were ever brought against Kelly as a result of the tape.