R. Kelly's streams increase after docu-series alleges abuse

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The Lifetime series featured interviews with several women making on-camera allegations of sexual, mental and physical abuse by Kelly, as well as interviews with some of his former managers and producers.

IL officials rejected a permit for a concert to be hosted by R. Kelly in Springfield, citing security concerns following protests outside of the singer's Chicago studio this week.

Following the widespread viewership of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries and pending investigations into multiple criminal allegations, the R&B singer R. Kelly is reportedly having panic attacks, with doctors visiting him at home and one instance serious enough to send him to a hospital.

R Kelly performs at the end of Arise Africa Fashion Week on Friday and next weekend at Sun City and in Cape Town.

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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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Fox earlier this week called on victims to share their stories with police and prosecutors.

Reuters was unable independently to verify the accusations. In 2008, although authorities charged Kelly with 21 counts of child pornography, Kelly became acquitted of all charges.

"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.

Greenberg alleged Kelly had "no idea" she was under the age of consent.

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