Cops Dispute Claim of New Evidence in R. Kelly Investigation


There have been unconfirmed reports of sexual misconduct made against Kelly, including claims that the R&B singer is holding women in an abusive "cult" in a Johns Creek home.

The story quoted parents and several women alleging that Kelly forms relationships with young women interested in the music industry and then mentally and physically abuses them.

Eaves said he has not seen the contents of the investigative report, but said he's confident that prosecutors will have ample evidence to launch a full investigation.

A spokesman for the John's Creek Police Department said in an email to The Independent that "there is absolutely no new evidence against R Kelly".

To that end, and considering the outrage over the ensuing August 25 concert by R. Kelly at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in College Park, Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves will hold an emergency news conference this morning and call for a full criminal investigation by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office.

The district attorney's office said they are "evaluating" the new file, but there is now no investigation. While Eaves said he is unclear as to what that evidence is, he claims it is enough to get the D.A.'s office involved.

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"We are in the process of evaluating the file".

R. Kelly also released a statement from his legal team, denying the allegations against him. "Once the evaluation is complete, we will take the appropriate action". "We gave them everything (we) had".

Buzzfeed News reports that county commissioners have also tried to cancel R. Kelly's upcoming Atlanta show, in the wake of allegations that the singer has kept girls against their will.

In his statement, Kelly called it "unlawful" for the government to interfere with citizens legally conducting business, and said public servants "should not target individual citizens for their own politically motivated purposes".

The allegations emerged from parents of the young girls, with one of the alleged victims having since refuting the claims she was being held against her will, saying "I am not being brainwashed or anything like that".