Fulton County, Ga., Chairman Calls for Full Criminal Investigation Into R. Kelly

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Fulton County, Ga.’s Commission Chairman John Eaves is calling for a full investigation into R. Kelly and his alleged “sex cult.” In a press conference held Friday morning, Eaves said that new information has “severely raised the level of concern” and wants the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office to conduct a full investigation into Kelly.


Eaves issued a statement to Fox 5 in Atlanta detailing why he wants an investigation:

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.

Today, I am asking District Attorney Paul Howard and his investigative officers and prosecutors to fully review the report of the Johns Creek Police and follow every lead—no matter where it leads, or who it implicates, and bring those persons to swift justice.

No one should be above the law, because of their income or their zip code. And we will not allow our young girls and young women to be preyed upon by predators or anyone who aims to brainwash and strip them of their human dignity and their right to be free.

Again, as a father of a teenager daughter and a responsible leader in this community, we have a moral responsibility to stand up for people who cannot protect themselves. Today, I am asking our Fulton County Justice officials to do just that. If we won’t protect our young girls and young women, who will?

Eaves also held a press conference about his investigation request on Facebook Live:

The R&B singer has been accused of holding several young women hostage in his Fulton County home by the parents of the young women, accusations that Kelly has vehemently denied.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).



Kelly sounds a lot like Hefner, maintaining a stable of pretty young girls who hope to exchange sex with the geezer for career prospects. Both seem to keep a rather rigid set of rules for the women and have them sign consent/non-disclosure contracts. I doubt any of these young women think the situation is ideal but they are probably not being held against their will. The main difference (aside from race) seems to be Kelly’s preference for underage girls.

I’m guessing if Hefner set up shop in Atlanta, authorities wouldn’t be too curious about his personal life, aside from wanting to be invited to parties.