It looks like the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary series has caught the attention of the authorities.
The Blast was the first to report that the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation into R. Kelly over allegations presented in the Lifetime doc series.
The outlet reported that investigators have reached out to a number of the accusers featured in the documentary, including Asante McGee and the family of Joycelyn Savage.
According to Complex, as of Wednesday, Kelly’s former manager James Mason has agreed to surrender himself over to police in Georgia.
Last week, CBS Atlanta reported that a warrant had been issued for Mason’s arrest, on charges of “threats” against accusers dating back to July 2018. He was reportedly “on the road” at the time and they were unable to locate him.
CBS Atlanta reporter Jonathan Carlson tweeted, clarifying that a new threat was made against accusers by another Kelly associate, his other manager Don Russell, on Jan. 3. A new police report was filed on Jan. 4 for “harassing communications involving witnesses,” but a warrant had not yet been issued against Russell.
The DA is actively investigating the singer along with a mansion he previously owned in Johns Creek, Georgia.
In the six-part “Surviving R. Kelly”, numerous women and family members have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse and assault against the singer.
A number of women have alleged Kelly holds victims as “sex slaves.”
ET Canada has reached out to the Fulton Country District Attorney’s Office for comment, though TMZ reports that the DA’s office is not commenting.
Meanwhile, according to Rolling Stone magazine R. Kelly’s music has now been banned from two Dallas radio stations – K104 and KRNB – following the airing of the Lifetime series.