District Attorney: 'We Are Not Currently Investigating' R. Kelly

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A family's claims that R. Kelly is the mastermind behind a brainwashed sex cult full of young, impressionable women have led one Fulton County official to call for an investigation into the allegations.

At a Friday press conference, Fulton County commission chairman John Eaves said that the Johns Creek Police Department had "provided key information" to warrant a criminal investigation into the allegations first aired this July in a Buzzfeed story.

No one should be above the law, because of their income or their zip code.

A BuzzFeed report detailed claimed that the R&B star was holding women in what multiple people described as a "cult" - something he fiercely denied.

"I'm going to strongly encourage again the district attorney to investigate this matter and leave no stone unturned", Eaves told reporters outside a county government center Friday.

He said investigators had uncovered new information surrounding the allegations against Kelly that "severely raised the level of concern".

Recording artist R. Kelly attends the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards preshow at the Orleans Arena
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Eaves has now announced he'll host a press conference Friday morning in Fulton County, where he's expected to announce a criminal investigation after new evidence was unearthed by law enforcement.

UPDATE (8/11, 2:25 p.m. EDT): Despite the call for an official investigation, police have now said there is no new evidence in the R. Kelly case, directly contradicting what Eaves told reporters earlier today, TMZ reports.

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".

However, the women in question are above the age of consent, with Jocelyn being 21-years-old and the young girl even came out to say she was "fine", and the media reports were ridiculous.

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office says it's evaluating an "informational file" involving Kelly from the police department but is not actively investigating. In a letter that the attorney for the board of commissioners wrote to Live Nation, they ask that the show be cancelled.

"The allegations against Mr. Kelly are false and ill-motived", the statement continued.

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