Singer under investigation following revelations in documentary — Surviving R Kelly

Oscar Cross
January 9, 2019

Russell accused Savage of lying to Lifetime and that if he continued to support the series, Russell and Kelly would be forced to release information that would show Savage was a liar. Not surprisingly, the series has struck a nerve with many people - especially Shark Tank judge Daymond John.

Now, it seems that R. Kelly's efforts to silence his accusers have spread online.

R. Kelly's ex-wife Andrea Kelly is speaking out after accusing the singer of abuse in Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries.

According to police reports, the parents of Joycelyn Savage called police on January 3rd, claiming they were receiving threats from a man who claimed to be Don Russell, the manager for R. Kelly. The promoters and bookers who continue bring Kelly out to perform should be held accountable as well.

She is choosing to remain silent for the moment, though more than a dozen victims who claim to have been raped, enslaved and abused while underage by Kelly have spoken out in the documentary. But I think people are aware.

"He was like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he really was", she said. "Some deep and dark, heavy issues, and you know I'm not into one to judge him".

"It was incredibly hard to get people who had collaborated with Kelly to come forward". The Facebook page also lists Asante's arrest history and claims she is working with the father of Joycelyn Savage (her family believes she is now being held against her will by Kelly) to extort money from the 50-year-old singer.

Dream Hampton, the producer, author, and filmmaker who helmed the series, said to reporters from the Detroit Free Press that it was challenging to get celebrities and others to come forward in relation to R. Kelly's case because of his status in the scene. It will not, however, make it impossible: Over the weekend, plays of Kelly's songs were reportedly up 16 percent on Spotify, because of the documentary.

Chance The Rapper is in the hot seat. I need some help in understanding. "[I] knew her, you know, very not well, but I knew her and I didn't want to spend, out of the two hours, we spent about 11 to 12 minutes on Aaliyah's story". I been living for 30 years and I never seen no shit like this. Though I personally stopped supporting R. Kelly years ago, I began to ponder why men weren't as vocal during the rise of the #MuteRKelly movement, myself included. DeRogatis did not participate in "Surviving R. Kelly".

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