Can you remember what it looked like when prosecutors and alleged victims began piecing together their cases against Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby? The situation that R. Kelly is currently in feels eerily akin to those cases. An outpouring of victims, a passionate outcry from the internet, and a microscope on the entire situation are all factors that have come in to play in cases where we’ve seen celebrities lose their legacy and credibility. As we reported, the Chicago Police Department encouraged anyone with evidence that could lead to the prosecution of Kelly to step forward. “There is nothing more important to CPD than integrity, accountability and the highest of professional standards,” the Chicago Police Department said in a statement. “While we do not have any current complaints of misconduct, we strongly encourage anyone who may have information related to the domestic violence allegations or who suspect or have information about wrongdoing on the part of officers to please contact Internal Affairs or the external Office of Police Accountability or Chicago Inspector General’s Office so these matters can be independently investigated.”
According to TMZ, at least one alleged victim of Kells, and families of two other alleged victims, are planning to bestow the Chicago prosecutors with evidence that they believe will lead to the prosecution of the R&B icon. The media site also reports that Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, two of the ladies living with Kells, are hiring lawyers to stop their parents from attempting to force them to leave Kelly’s house.