Kelly’s Lawyer Addresses Sexual Abuse Allegations

R. Kelly evicted from Near West Side recording studio that doubled as residence

R. Kelly evicted from Near West Side recording studio that doubled as residence

Surviving R. Kelly, which Lifetime broadcast on three consecutive days, has revived the long-standing allegations that the R&B singer has been guilty of sexual misconduct with young women and teenage girls over the years.

A criminal defense attorney representing R. Kelly said Friday that the musician denies all allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him.

Shortly after Lifetime premiered its new docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, R. Kelly's attorney spoke to ABC News to address the abuse allegations against the singer.

Kelly averaged more than 955,600 streams in the last week of 2018. It alleged that the singer was holding women against their will and running a "sex cult".

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The fallout has seen the launch of a fresh police investigation, while several high profile musicians who previously collaborated with R. Kelly have spoken out against him, including Chance the Rapper, Phoenix and Lady Gaga, who apologised and pledged to remove her duet with Kelly from streaming services. Foxx's office said in a brief statement Friday that people have contacted prosecutors and that authorities are "following up on these calls".

According to reports, Kelly has not watched the documentary series and is said to be "disgusted" by the charges levelled against him.

The women who featured in the documentary have been hailed for their bravery. But he said that was not necessary to determine that they lied, noting that none of them ever went to police or presented anyone with evidence of physical abuse.

"We know what happened, and we know those things didn't happen", lawyer, Steven Greenberg, said. On Jan. 7, the day after the series ended, Kelly's songs were played on radio 198,000 times.

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