Is R. Kelly Planning To Flee The Country Amid Criminal Investigation?



R. Kelly's accusers are reportedly worried the disgraced singer may be planning to flee the country amid his ongoing criminal investigation. 

According to The Blast, "there is a rumor circulating that the singer is preparing to leave the United States." A source told the gossip site that Africa has been mentioned as one of the places he may seek solace. The families of the women in his alleged sex cult are reportedly worried if the girls travel out of the country with Kelly they may never see them again. So, they're hoping the 50-year-old singer is charged with a crime so his passport is taken away and he isn't allowed to leave with the girls. 

As previously reported, Kelly is being criminally investigated in Georgia because of the recently released documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, which sent shockwaves throughout audiences with its gripping and harrowing recounts of Kelly's alleged sexual abuse — told by seven alleged survivors — over the last 20-plus years. 

Fulton County District Attorney's Office reportedly opened an investigation into the allegations made against the singer in the three-part docu-series shortly after the first episode aired on Lifetime Thursday (January 3). The office was also reportedly flooded with calls from people with their own stories, which is said to have encouraged them to begin their investigation.

A second criminal investigation in connection to Kelly's alleged sexual abuse could also be opening in Kelly's hometown of Chicago. 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.

Kelly has denied all sexual abuse allegations against him.

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