Prosecutors in Chicago charged Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly on Friday with multiple counts of sexual abuse, local media reported.
Citing court records, the Chicago Sun-Times said Kelly was charged in Cook County, Illinois, with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. An attorney for the singer did not immediately return a call or email seeking comment.
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Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx was scheduled to announce charges against Kelly at a news conference later on Friday in Chicago, Foxx’s office said in a statement.
Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, was the subject of a television documentary series last month titled Surviving R. Kelly in which multiple women made allegations of sexual misconduct against the performer.
The 'I Believe I Can Fly' singer and record producer has for years denied accusations of abuse, including those made in the new documentary series.
Kelly’s record label, Sony Music-owned RCA, split with the Chicago native last month.