R. Kelly's attorney denies abuse allegations in documentary


IL officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly can not take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star. This move comes after the media storm that followed the airing of Surviving R. Kelly.

Kelly, 52, the Chicago singer and record producer best known for his hit song I Believe I Can Fly, has in recent years repeatedly denied accusations of abuse, including those made in the new documentary. The docuseries featured dozens of women, former employees and music celebrities all claiming that Kelly preyed on underage girls and sexually, physically and mentally abused them.

Police went to embattled R&B superstar R. Kelly's Chicago home Friday on a tip that women were being held hostage there but left after finding no evidence of wrongdoing, a police spokesman confirmed.

City attorneys, meanwhile, are asking another judge to grant inspectors access to the building, alleging its uses as a recording studio and residence violated zoning code.

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"We know what happened, and we know those things didn't happen", the attorney, Steven Greenberg, said in a pre-taped interview that aired on Friday's episode of Good Morning America. Cook County prosecutors indicted Kelly on child pornography charges for allegedly filming himself having sex with a girl estimated to be as young as 13, but a jury acquitted him of all charges in 2008.

Lifetime is part of A&E Networks, which is a joint venture between Hearst Communications and Walt Disney Co.

Greenberg alleged Kelly had "no idea" she was under the age of consent.