Alleged R. Kelly Victims to Present Evidence for Prosecution for Sexual Abuse

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"If we are going to take these allegations seriously - it isn't one of those situations where it's just forensics, we need actual witnesses and victims to have the courage to tell their stories", she said.

In May, R. Kelly's former manager, James Mason, was arrested after being accused of threatening to kill a man who says Kelly is holding his daughter against her will, CNN reported. Investigators have made contact with the family of Asante McGee and the attorney for the family of Jocelyn Savage, two of the women who were profiled in the film.

The New York Times reports that investigators from the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in Georgia contacted Gerald A. Griggs, the lawyer for Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage, on Monday.

Kelly has repeatedly denied all allegations against him.

Executive produced by Dream Hampton, the docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly" detailed accounts from people in Kelly's circle, including the singer's brother, Bruce, who said Kelly had a "preference" for young women and singer Sparkle (the aunt of the 14-year-old in the sex tape) who testified against him in court. Before the series aired, Kelly and his lawyers had dismissed the accusations and threatened to sue Lifetime.

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A Cook County State's Attorney representative said officials are "in the process of reviewing and following up on these calls".

Joycelyn Savage has denied that she is being held without against her will by R. Kelly.

During a news conference on Tuesday, Illinois' Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx called for victims of the singer to come forward. "I was sickened as a prosecutor", she said. The incident was passed on to a magistrate judge in Georgia, who responded by issuing a warrant against Mason for his "terroristic threats and acts" in July.

Also in Chicago, according to WMAQ, police confirmed Wednesday that they conducted a "business check" at Kelly's recording studio on the city's West Side but "have no criminal complaints from anyone about the location". His albums continued to top charts while he was on trial for child pornography, and many of his hit songs, like "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Ignition (Remix)", are still played widely.

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