R. Kelly Is Being Investigated By The FBI
R. Kelly is now in hot water with the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding his relationships with underage girls. Though he has been accused of having inappropriate relationships with multiple teenage girls, he may face charges related to Azriel Clary, a young lady’s whose story you heard in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly.
TMZ reports that Kelly flew Azriel across the country from California to Arizona and then to Florida back in 2015 via U.S Airways when she was underage. Since she was 17 at that time, the FBI is looking into whether the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer violated the Mann Act. This federal law makes it illegal to transport women across state lines for the purpose of sex, prostitution or debauchery. The flight was reportedly arranged by R. Kelly’s assistant at that time.
R. Kelly thinks he is in the clear because he has a signed note from Azriel’s mother, Alice, giving consent to his assistant, Valerie Payton, to care for Azriel.
The FBI has also been in contact with Jocelyn Savage’s father, Timothy, who also appeared in Surviving R. Kelly. Mr. Savage has provided the authorities with emails, text messages and everything he knows about the whereabouts of Jocelyn and R. Kelly.
Besides the FBI, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Georgia is also investigating the disgraced singer and looking to pursue charges of false imprisonment. After receiving many calls after the airing of the Lifetime docu-series, the district attorney began reaching out to many women from Kelly’s past and even ordered Jocelyn Savage to come in for questioning.