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Warrant issued for R. Kelly's former manager "Surviving R. Kelly": "I hope and pray that the DA makes a move quick," says father featured in documentary
Stacy Diaz | 11 January, 2019, 14:57

But now the father of one of R Kelly's alleged victims Jocelyn Savage has reached out to her publicly on Instagram in an emotional video. Mr. Henry James Mason, investigators said in a police report, threatened to harm and kill members of the Savage family in retaliation for attempting to contact daughter Joycelyn Savage. Apparently, the person likely responsible for administering the threat is a known business of R. Kelly named Donnel Russell.

Dash further questioned why it took people "so long" to listen to all of the stories out there about R. Kelly when he'd known about them for years.

She urged anyone who may be a victim to come forward and call the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Division at 773-674-6492.

- In the midst of calls for investigations into allegations against singer R. Kelly, the Chicago-based attorney for the musician broke his silence Wednesday evening defending his client.

Several singers also appear to offer their opinions including John Legend and Chance the Rapper - singer Lady Gaga said after the series aired "I'm sorry" to the women involved in the documentary.

"I don't think Kim Foxx should be giving any legitimacy to reality TV allegations", he said Tuesday.

Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs represents the family of 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage, whose family was profiled in the series. On Tuesday (January 8), the Cook County State Attorney held a press conference asking anyone who was a victim or has information about a victim to come forward.

Another woman, who was born in Chicago but has since moved to Detroit, said that her incident with Kelly happened while at her grandmother's house on the South Side in the mid-'80s.

"No one has ever seen any evidence of it", he said. The series featured accounts from accusers and Kelly's close friends on his life and allegations of abuse, predatory behavior and pedophilia. His albums continued to top charts while he was on trial for child pornography, and many of his hit songs, like "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Ignition (Remix)", are still played widely. If prosecutors were aware of crimes Kelly committed that were connected to the sex captured on the video, they would have brought those charges within a few months of his initial indictment.