Observance For Victims Of Sexual Abuse Planned Outside Of R. Kelly's Chicago Music Studio
The rally will take place on January 9 at 5 p.m.
January 09, 2019 at 8:58 pm
Since the six-part Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly premiered, many people have been increasingly vigilant in taking the R&B singer to task for his alleged sexual predation throughout his 30-year career.
To honor victims of sexual abuse, a vigil and rally will be held in Chicago near R. Kelly's music studio, according to ABC News 7. A tweet from the Twitter account @OffMuteRKelly details the rally beginning at 5 p.m. on January 9.
CHICAGO: Join #MuteRKellyChicago for a candle light vigil and rally in support of victims of sexual abuse and the @rkelly survivors tomorrow, Jan 9th at 5PM. Please spread the word!#MuteRKelly #EndRapeCulture #SurvivingRKelly #BelieveWomen #TrustWomen #Chicago #Rkelly pic.twitter.com/k60Evx0dBd— MuteRKelly-Official (@OffMuteRKelly) January 8, 2019
As the boycott against the singer continues, a Chicago-area attorney is calling on individuals who may have been coerced by the singer to contact her office.
"In order to have an investigation we have to have victims and witnesses who are willing to come forward with information," prosecutor Kim Foxx said. "Allegations of domestic violence or sexual assault require someone to say what they've seen, heard or experienced."
NBC News reports that since Foxx's call to action, families of two alleged victims have already reached out.
The news site also writes the State Attorney's Office has not opened a formal probe into the accusations made against the singer. However, the Fulton County District Attorney's office in Georgia is launching an investigation into the Chicago native's wrongdoing.
As Blavity previously reported, calls to sexual abuse hotlines escalated by 27 percent following the documentary's premiere on Thursday.
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