Fulton Chairman Wants Criminal Investigation Of Singer R. Kelly

R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour at Allstate Arena

Friday afternoon, however, Howard released a statement that his office is not now investigating R. Kelly, though it is in possession of a file on Kelly received from the city's police department.

"The allegations against Mr. Kelly are false and ill-motived", a spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. NBC has not independently verified the allegations made.

A spokesman for the John's Creek Police Department said in an email to The Independent that "there is absolutely no new evidence against R Kelly".

Eaves is also running for mayor of Atlanta.

"I believe the citizens of Fulton County deserve this investigation", Eaves said.

To that end, and considering the outrage over the ensuing August 25 concert by R. Kelly at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in College Park, Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves will hold an emergency news conference this morning and call for a full criminal investigation by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. The Fulton County official is now urging the district attorney to "investigate the matter and leave no stone unturned".

Recording artist R. Kelly attends the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards preshow at the Orleans Arena
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"But it is not my role as chairman of Fulton County to know the contents of that investigation", he said. Live Nation is contracted to manage all concerts at Wolf Creek and Fulton County does not have legal right to cancel the concert.

Live Nation did not immediately respond to request for comment.

He said there could be an update on his call for an investigation as early as next Monday. Three former members of Kelly's inner circle reported that he controls every aspect of the women's lives, including their diet, wardrobe, sleeping habits and sexual encounters.

If you recall, original reports surfaced from parents that Kellz was allegedly holding several young women against their will after promising a slew of them he would be advancing their musical careers.

The 50-year-old singer was previously hit with allegations of luring women and holding them against their will in a sex-obsessed cult, which he swiftly denied in both a statement and a video. DeRogatis, who received the tape from an anonymous source in 2000 and turned it over to police, wrote the article that launched the investigation.

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