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R. Kelly Docuseries May Have Triggered Probe

So claims a lawyer for one alleged victim's family
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2019 7:11 PM CST
In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – R. Kelly has long been under fire for alleged sexual abuse and pedophilia, and a new Lifetime documentary series on the singer may spur an official investigation, CNN reports. Georgia authorities are investigating Kelly and have reached out to one of the women featured in Surviving R. Kelly, according to an attorney for her family, though officials have not yet publicly commented. Meanwhile, a Chicago prosecutor on Tuesday urged potential victims or witnesses to come forward and said her office has been in touch with two families already. There is no official investigation there, however, at this point, the AP reports. Kelly's lawyer previously said the six-part series, which aired over three nights starting Jan. 3, was full of false allegations. (Drake is also under fire due to video of him with a 17-year-old.)

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