A lawyer for R. Kelly is continuing to deny allegations of his abusive behavior towards women and girls. The R&B singer’s Chicago-based attorney Steve Greenberg told the Associated Press Tuesday that allegations and claims presented in the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly were completely false.
Greenberg called the docuseries, which featured some 50 alleged victims of R. Kelly and their families, “another round of stories” that were created “to fill reality TV time.”The denial comes after Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters Tuesday that she was “sickened” after viewing the six-part docuseries, which also included interviews with his ex-wife Andrea Kelly.
It was a Cook County jury that acquitted Kelly in 2008 for child pornography. The charges were filed after a videotape surfaced of what appeared to be Kelly having sex with a teenage girl. Both Kelly and the alleged victim denied it was them depicted in the video.Foxx told reporters that there is no active investigation into Kelly’s alleged actions at this time. Still, she encouraged any victims or witnesses to contact her office.Greenberg contested the appropriateness of Foxx’s comments, telling the AP that a state’s attorney should not categorize allegations based on a television series before beginning a formal investigation.