John Eaves, the chairman of Fulton County, Georgia, called today for a criminal investigation into R. Kelly, who was recently accused of running a “cult” and holding women against their will. Kelly has denied the allegations.
Eaves, who is running for mayor, cited new evidence found by the police department as reason for opening an investigation, according to Buzzfeed News. “Today, I am asking District Attorney Paul Howard and his investigative officers and prosecutors to fully review the report of the John Creek Police and follow every lead—no matter where it leads, or who it implicates, and bring those persons to swift justice,” he said in a statement.
But TMZ reports that the John Creek Police department say they do not have any new evidence concerning the case and reportedly have no reason to open a case on Kelly.
On August 4, Fulton County officials issued a letter to Live Nation requesting that R. Kelly’s upcoming performance in the county be canceled. The show, at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater which is owned by Fulton County but controlled entirely by Live Nation, will go on as planned on August 25.