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R. Kelly supporters, protesters clash outside Near West Side studio

R. Kelly supporters, protesters clash outside Near West Side studio

R. Kelly has moved to categorically deny accusations of sexual misconduct that have surfaced in the wake of a new documentary.

The six-hour documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which aired earlier this month on United States cable channel Lifetime, includes allegations from multiple women who accuse Kelly of sexual misconduct, sometimes with minors. R Kelly made a scheduled appearance at the popular nightclub V75 - and less than an hour after it opened, the club was so packed, they had to turn people away.

Officers interviewed Kelly and the women but found no evidence of wrongdoing. The docuseries featured dozens of women, former employees and music celebrities all claiming that Kelly preyed on underage girls and sexually, physically and mentally abused them.

After watching the series, an IL prosecutor issued a plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward, while Georgia prosecutors have reportedly reached out to a lawyer representing a couple who appear in Surviving R. Kelly.

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In the footage, the two groups could be heard arguing with one another through megaphones, with protestors shaming the supporters for not standing up for Kelly's alleged victims.

"The allegations aren't true because he never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone", said Greenberg.

Lifetime is part of A&E Networks, which is a joint venture between Hearst Communications and Walt Disney Co.

After the documentary aired, singer Lady Gaga vowed to remove a duet she recorded with Kelly from streaming services and never collaborate with him again.


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