Thanks to ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ He Is Now Under Criminal Investigation

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 07: R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour at Allstate Arena on May 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Lifetime’s ‘Surviving R Kelly’ has now started a criminal investigation.

According to TMZ R. Kelly is being criminally investigated in Georgia.

Sources connected to the case tell us the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into allegations made against the singer in “Surviving R. Kelly.” We’re told the probe was launched over the past few days as a direct result of what ‘Surviving’ depicted.

We’re told investigators have been reaching out to several survivors featured in the TV project. We have confirmed investigators reached out to Asante McGee, one of the women who allegedly escaped R. Kelly’s home.

The attorney for Joycelyn Savage’s family was contacted by Chief Investigator Cynthia Nwokocha and has been fully cooperating. We’re told investigators have been asking for contact information from others who have lived in Kelly’s former Atlanta home or have direct knowledge of what happened in the home.

Cook County prosecutors want any victims of R. Kelly to call them … now.

State Attorney Kim Foxx just urged any victims — “Please come forward.”

Foxx, who herself is a sexual assault survivor, says she wants families of victims to contact the officer, adding she’s “sickened” by what she saw on the Lifetime docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Foxx says her office has already been contacted by 2 families where alleged victims had contact with R. Kelly over the last few years. She says both alleged victims are over the age of 18.

The State Attorney’s Office has not launched a formal investigation, but Foxx definitely sounds like she will if victims come forward.

She wants anyone with information to contact her office at (773) 674-6492.

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