Surviving R. Kelly creator 'not surprised' at new Detroit investigation
DETROIT (FOX 2) - Embattled music star R. Kelly is facing another investigation in Detroit.
A woman called Chicago police after the "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries aired claiming she was raped by him when she was 13. Chicago police contacted DPD which picked up the case,
Kelly is standing firm, saying he did not sleep with underage girls or abuse them or women - but the survivors maintain that he did.
"I'm not surprised that R. Kelly was raping a 13-year-old girl that we are just learning about," said Dream Hampton.
Hampton, a Detroit native, is the creative force behind the Lifetime docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" which detailed disgusting accusations including sexual and physical abuse of women and girls.
In the series she points to video evidence she says, "showed him doing awful things, abusive things, as he raped a 14-year-old," Hampton said. "I do think it is important to call rape, rape.
Police say the 13-year-old may have had sex with R. Kelly in a Detroit hotel in 2001, but the pair may have hooked up numerous times after that.
"He absolutely cultivated an ecosystem around his predations that, there are many witnesses, many enablers, many of them are paid," said Hampton.
Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. He pleaded not guilty. Police Chief James Craig followed up on what this now 30-year-old woman is saying.
"I have personally reached out to the attorney Gloria Allred via email, so hopefully we will get a response back. We need to get a response so we can follow up."
FOX 2 reached out to Gloria Allred twice - she won't confirm that she represents the woman. R. Kelly is back in police custody for more than 160-thousand in unpaid child support.