Report: The FBI is Investigating R. Kelly for a Federal Crime
The Feds step in.
Following the airing of dream hampton's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, the singer's legal troubles have multiplied by the day. As sexual assault allegations continue to mount from young women across the country, a state investigation has been launched in Georgia and another will likely follow in Illinois.
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But now TMZ is reporting that FBI has been in contact with the families of some of his victims, investigating whether the singer violated the Mann Act in transporting minors, Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, across state lines for the purpose of sex, debauchery or prostitution; a federal crime that could land the singer in prison for up to 10 years. Clary's family claims that Kelly, acting through a personal assistant, arranged flights for their daughter from Palm Springs to Phoenix and Orlando in May of 2015, when Azriel was 17-years-old. They are also reportedly in contact with Savage's family.
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The weeks since Surviving R. Kelly initially aired have not been kind to the disgraced r&b singer. Renewed focus on the voices of his victims has gradually picked apart what was left of his career. Last week, Sony and RCA announced they'd dropped Kelly from their roster, And though attorney Steve Greenberg maintains the innocence of his client, Kelly's not handling the new eyes all too well. The singer was recently hospitalized after suffering a panic attack and has reportedly been hiding out at his apartment in Chicago's Trump Tower, while his longtime manager, Jason Mason, turned himself in to Georgia state authorities for terrorizing and threatening the families of Kelly's victims.