It's unclear if the caller was just pranking Kelly, or if the person really thought there was an arrest warrant ... but cops tell us they routinely respond to such calls ... just to make sure. Her father called the police on January 3 and "claimed he was receiving threats by a man named Don Russell, who is the manager for R. Kelly". Savage claims his daughter is being held against her will by R. Kelly and Mason threatened him for speaking out about it.
"We have no criminal complaints from anyone about the location but we strongly urge anyone that may have information on potential criminal activity to please contact police", CPD spokesman Tom Ahern stated in an email.
Foxx said she has been "in contact with" people who have information related to claims in Cook County.
But Foxx also said there's no active investigation of Kelly and launching one would require victims and witnesses. I was sickened as a mother. "I'm happy where I'm at and everything is OK with me", she said in the video. We have confirmed investigators reached out to Asante McGee, one of the women who allegedly escaped R. Kelly's home.
In a separate report on Wednesday, TMZ said an alleged victim is also planning to press charges against Kelly in New York City with the NYPD's Special Victims Unit.
At least two women have contacted the Cook County State's Attorney's Office since Wednesday afternoon to complain of alleged inappropriate conduct by R. Kelly.
R. Kelly's attorney, Stephen Greenberg, called Foxx's request absurd.
R. Kelly denies the allegations against him.
Lady Gaga has apologised for working with R Kelly, after fresh investigations into the 52-year-old were launched in Chicago and Atlanta.
"There are no underage women, there is no sex cult, it's all some reality TV made up story", Greenberg said. Most infamously, Kelly was charged with child pornography in 2000 after the aforementioned video surfaced (Kelly was cleared in 2008 after that woman declined to testify against him). The Henry County Sheriff's Office said no one by that name has been arrested since the warrant was issued previous year.
Despite the accusations that span decades, the star singer, songwriter and producer who rose from poverty on Chicago's South Side has retained a sizable following.