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Jan082019

Report: R. Kelly under criminal investigation in Georgia following airing of Lifetime's docuseries

Asante McGee/Courtesy of Lifetime

Lifetime's six-part expose Surviving R. Kelly has now spawned a criminal investigation into the sexual abuse allegations leveled against the singer, TMZ has learned. 

According to the report, the Fulton County District Attorney's office has contacted several women featured in the docuseries who accused R. Kelly of sexual misconduct and pedophilia. Two of the women are reportedly Asante McGee and Joycelyn Savage; the latter is allegedly one of Kelly's "hostages."

The investigation was reportedly launched following the broadcast of the Lifetime doc. Over the course of three nights, the series analyzed the long-detailed history of Kelly's predatory behavior and serial abuse.

When contacted by ABC News, a representative for the Fulton County DA's office had no comment on the matter.

As previously reported, Kelly's camp had been planning to launch a website to "expose" his accusers and highlight their "real" motivations. However, the Facebook page associated with the yet-to-be-launched site has since been taken down.

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