R. Kelly faces criminal charges in Georgia. The Blast reports exclusively the troubled singer is under investigation by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges related to sexual misconduct accusations made by various women in a docu-series that aired on the Lifetime Network over the weekend.
Sources close to the investigation tell The Blast the Fulton County District Attorney is actively investigating allegations that Kelly, 51, enslaved and imprisoned women in a mansion he previously owned in Johns Creek, a suburb north of Atlanta.
The women told their stories of imprisonment and abuse at the hands of Kelly in Lifetime’s docu-series Surviving R. Kelly. The women were all above the age of consent at the time of the alleged incidents.
According to The Blast, alleged victim Asante McGee was interviewed by Fulton County officials about her time spent at Kelly’s Georgia mansion.
Of particular interest to investigators is whether McGee was able to come and go from the mansion of her own free will.
Kelly’s former home was featured in the Lifetime docu-series when McGee walked the property as she discussed seeing women being held against their will.
Since the airing of Surviving R. Kelly, alleged victim Joycelyn Savage has been contacted by the Fulton County D.A. and ordered to come in for questioning related to the allegations against the R&B singer/songwriter.
Sources tell The Blast that one of the criminal charges on the table is false imprisonment – a charge that carries a sentence of not less than one year nor more than ten years in prison.
The Blast first reported that Kelly’s manager is under investigation for harassing and threatening the father of Kelly accuser Savage.
In related news, on Monday, Facebook snatched down a fanpage, Surviving the Lies, which threatened to expose R. Kelly’s accusers.
The docu-series broke records for Lifetime Network, becoming the most-viewed unscripted program in the network’s history.