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Note: The following article contains discussions about allegations of sexual misconduct that some readers may find disturbing.
R Kelly is facing a criminal investigation into allegations of misconduct made in the new TV miniseries Surviving R Kelly.
The series, which will debut in Crime + Investigation on February 5 in the UK, includes camera interviews with several women who claim to have been sexually abused by singer I Believe I Can Fly.
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TMZ reports that investigators in Fulton County, Georgia, received numerous calls when the episodes began airing in the United States last Thursday (Jan. 3), and are still hoping to speak to more prominent women. The prosecutor's office did not comment publicly on his investigation.
In Illinois, state prosecutor Kim Foxx stopped opening her own criminal investigation at this stage, but urged members of the public to introduce themselves if they had any relevant information. So far, two parties have spoken with Foxx's office about allegations about Kelly.
"Listening to survivors and giving survivors a platform to tell their stories was heartbreaking," she told a news conference.
Foxx also told reporters that allegations of sexual abuse made against Kelly "upset her" as both a mother and a prosecutor.