Less than a week after Lifetime aired its docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, which traces the sexual assault and abuse allegations R. Kelly has faced since the 1990s, Kelly is now reportedly being investigated in Georgia.
TMZ reports that the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into the allegations made in the documentary, and that investigators have reached out to accuser and documentary interviewee Asante McGee, who said she escaped R. Kelly’s home. Via TMZ:
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.
In 2017, Jim DeRogatis reported on allegations that R. Kelly was keeping women in “a cult” at his Duluth, Georgia home. Welfare checks made by police that year did not lead to charges, and all of the women currently living with Kelly are reportedly of legal age (the age of consent in Georgia is 16.) DeRogatis reported that when police made a welfare check on an aspiring singer living with Kelly after her parents requested one, she told officers she was fine.