A hotline set up for alleged victims of R. Kelly to call in and report their claims is reportedly being misused. Back in January, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois set up a phone line for people who wanted to share their stories about being allegedly abused by the singer. Right off the bat, this seems like it was an idea that was just waiting to go wrong—and go wrong it did.
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According to TMZ, the hotline isn’t getting much movement when it comes to finding victims, but there are plenty of women phoning in to tell tales about their sexual rendezvous with the R&B star. The dozens of calls from”mostly women” are laced with highly detailed alleged sexual experiences with the singer. Some of the callers are sharing multiple occurrences, while others are reportedly outright bragging. The men who called in didn’t say that they had sex with Kelly, but they did want to bestow stories of the women they know who did.
This is just another strange aspect of the investigations into Kelly, probes that have reached the federal level. In addition to the sexual assault charges against him, there are inquiries regarding his involvement in sex trafficking, and it’s reported that investigators are actively searching for video evidence of the singer engaging in sexual activities with a minor.