Georgia's Fulton County Chairman John Eaves called for the district attorney's office to open a criminal investigation on R. Kelly. In July, Buzzfeed reported that the singer allegedly preys upon young women in what was likened to a "sex cult."
Eaves, who is running for Atlanta mayor, said in a statement that a "detailed local investigation by the John Creek Police Department has provided key information that we believe is enough evidence that gives the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office all it needs to advance a criminal investigation of the well-known allegations," per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Eaves encouraged the local police to "follow every lead—no matter where it leads, or who it implicates, and bring those persons to swift justice."Rolling Stone
As Kelly's statement suggests, Eaves has been at the forefront of Fulton County's attempt to cancel the upcoming R. Kelly concert at College Park, Georgia's Wolf Creek Amphitheatre on August 25th.
The board of commissioners of Fulton County, which owns the venue, unanimously sent a letter to Live Nation asking them to cancel the concert. Live Nation declined to cancel the performance, saying simply in a statement, "The show is proceeding."
Kelly, his lawyers and one of the women allegedly being held captive by the singer denied any wrongdoing following the initial Buzzfeed report, with the singer calling the accusations "a bunch of crap."
Happening now: Fulton County Chairman John Eaves is calling for a criminal investigation of Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly. pic.twitter.com/88nqbTC51k— John H. Eaves (@johneaves) August 11, 2017