R. Kelly Is Not Facing Criminal Charges
Kelly escapes with the hammer, for now.
Fulton County, GEORGIA, After R. Kelly was accused of holding the women against their will in a sex cult last month, it seemed like another blow to the legendary R&B singer of the race. In the wake of the controversial news, four of Kelly's concerts, according to reports, were cancelled due to poor ticket sales, which he vehemently denied.
Now that the proverbial dust has settled around the allegations and the people have resumed to focus on other matters, the District Attorney of Fulton County Paul Howard, announced that his office is not currently investigating Kelly, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
Fulton County commission chairman John Eaves, who is currently running for mayor of Atlanta, called a press conference on Friday (11 August) to demand an investigation into the situation. He told the researchers that were working on the case had found new information that raised some concerns.
"I'm going to insist that the [Fulton County] district attorney that a full investigation be done, because I think that the questions should be answered," he said.
Before the conference, also released a statement to the media. "Today, I am asking District Attorney Paul Howard and his investigating officers and prosecutors to review the report of the Johns Creek Police and follow every lead — no matter where it leads, or that involves, and bring people to a swift justice."
Despite your request, D. A. Howard revealed shortly after the conference that no criminal investigation into Kelly's actions is taking place at this time, but he is going to "examine the R. Kelly file to determine the next steps."
#BREAKING Fulton co. DA says that there is NO criminal investigation in the R. Kelly at this time. #fox5atl pic.twitter.com/wB15VQu9Fa
— Aungelique Proctor (@aungeliquefox5) August 11, 2017
To be clear, DA Howard says that it will consider the R. Kelly file to determine the next steps. https://t.co/pq3KwTwyGP
— Aungelique Proct