Well, this is definitely not the news that R. Kelly wanted for his birthday today.
TMZ is reporting that the state of Georgia has reportedly opened a criminal investigation into the R&B singer’s decades-long history of alleged abuse towards women and young girls…and it’s all thanks to Lifetime’s damning six-part docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly.
Investigators have allegedly reached out to several individuals who were interviewed in the docu-series, including Asante McGee (who escaped the singer’s home a few years ago) and the family of Joycelyn Savage, who is currently staying with Kelly. Investigators said that they have been actively reaching out to those who may have lived in Kelly’s Atlanta residence or have any knowledge of the situation. They added that the calls have been pouring in since the docu-series aired.
This new development comes a day after Facebook thwarted Kelly’s attempt to attack his accusers’ credibility through a page called “Surviving Lies.” You can read more about that here.
As for the investigation, it is a developing story and we will keep you up to date as more details are present.