In a press conference Friday (Aug. 11), John Eaves revealed there has been new evidence uncovered by law enforcement, and an investigative file has been handed over to the district attorney. "Once the evaluation is complete, we will take the appropriate action".
The story quoted parents and several women alleging that Kelly forms relationships with young women interested in the music industry and then mentally and physically abuses them.
Kelly himself said the allegations were a "bunch of crap," and his lawyer issued a statement saying they would be "working diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name". NBC has not independently verified the allegations made.
(Fulton County contains much of the city of Atlanta.) Eaves, who is also running for mayor of Atlanta, claims in a statement that local police have discovered "key information" that is enough to support an investigation.
John Eaves, who is Chairman of the Fulton County, Georgia and now running for mayor of Atlanta, cited new evidence uncovered by law enforcement as he called for the investigation.
Should R. Kelly also be concerned about an investigation by Eaves?
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"But it is not my role as chairman of Fulton County to know the contents of that investigation", he said. Live Nation is contracted to manage all concerts at Wolf Creek and Fulton County does not have legal right to cancel the concert.
Live Nation did not immediately respond to request for comment. "Mr. Kelly is outraged by the ongoing efforts of the Fulton County Board of Commissions and its chairman to interfere with his business interests and now, absent any authority, attempt to have him targeted for investigation".
Eaves said "a lot of folks" contacted him and urged a more thorough probe.
He said there could be an update on his call for an investigation as early as next Monday.
In the chilling initial report from Buzzfeed, former friends of Kelly said that he "controls every aspect of [the women's] lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records".
"We gave them everything (we) had", Byers said. Recall that the family alleged that the singer held their daughter in a sex cult.