Grand Jury Reportedly Being Convened to Hear Evidence Against R. Kelly In Light of New Allegations

Robert Kelly UPDATED: 2019/02/19 2:00PM

After a video allegedly showing R. Kelly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl was given to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office last weekend, a grand jury has reportedly been convened in Illinois.

Representatives for the singer who, as of late, has been plagued with allegations of both physical, sexual and emotional abuse, say that the reports are fake.

In a statement they said, “I am unaware of any ‘special’ grand jury being convened to look into R. Kelly. There is no record of any such proceedings, and no need for them. The report is false.” Kelly’s representative added that grand jury proceedings are meant to be secret, which means that “to the extent that people are commenting on what may or may not be going on today are possibly violating the law.”

The State’s Attorney’s Office has yet to comment.