Lifetime’s docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” has been a P.R. nightmare for its subject. But it could also lead to fresh criminal charges against him.
Prosecutors in Atlanta have opened a new investigation directly related to allegations made on the show.
They’re looking for information from anyone who lived in the Atlanta mansion where he carried out his alleged sex crimes, or anyone who might know what went on there.
And they’ve already reached out to the survivors and family members who cooperated with Lifetime.
Prosecutors in Chicago have also asked potential victims to come forward.
R. Kelly’s collaborators have also apologized, Lady Gaga being the latest.
Lady Gaga released a song with Kelly in 2013, called “Do What U Want”. And she pulled it from iTunes and streaming services.
She says, quote, “I stand behind these women 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously.”