Posted: Friday – July 3, 2009
Representatives for R&B singer R. Kelly have responded to recent media reports claiming the singer was involved in another scandal, this time allegedly with a 17-year-old girl.
Reports had stated that the singers home in Olympia Fields, Illinois had been raided the day before Kelly’s first ever tour of Africa.
Police were allegedly seeking a girl who was 16-years-old at the time, who was rumored to be staying with Kelly.
Internet reports stated that anonymous sources claimed police were “gathering evidence that included signed affidavits from several witnesses within R. Kelly’s circle.”
Police Chief Jeff Chudwin confirmed that they investigated Kelly, but “found there to be no crime and the matters have been closed.”
Representatives for Kelly also shot down the report, labeling it “wildly exaggerated and inaccurate.”
“No police ever showed up at Kelly’s house with a search warrant nor was his house ever searched,” a rep for Kelly said in a statement. “It is also not true … that any such girl ever stayed overnight in Kelly’s house or that she had been there but left shortly before some mythical police search.”
In June of 2008, Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges, after he was accused of videotaping himself engaged in sexual acts with a minor, including allegedly urinating on a 14-year-old, between 1998 and 2000.