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A Georgia Official Is Calling For A Criminal Investigation Into R. Kelly

The Chairman of the Fulton County, Georgia, on Friday called for a full criminal investigation into R. Kelly over allegations the singer is sexually exploiting young women and holding them against their will, citing new evidence uncovered by law enforcement. John Eaves — who is running for mayor of Atlanta — announced at a press conference on Friday that an investigative file produced by Johns Creek police department has been handed over to the district attorney. Eaves called on the district attorney to "investigate the matter and leave no stone unturned." "Today, I am asking District Attorney Paul Howard and his investigative officers and prosecutors to fully review the report of the John Creek Police and follow every lead — no matter where it leads, or who it implicates, and bring those persons to swift justice," Eaves said in a statement. Three former members of Kelly's inner circle told BuzzFeed News that he "controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records." R. Kelly denied the allegations in BuzzFeed News' report and one woman said she was fine. Eaves said he has not read the contents of the investigative file compiled by law enforcement but said he is encouraging the district attorney to launch a full investigation. Eaves said in a statement that no one is above the law, adding that "we will not allow our young girls and young women to be preyed upon by predators or anyone who aims to brainwash and strip them of their human dignity and their right to be free." Fulton County officials earlier announced they want to ban R. Kelly from performing a concert later this month, and Eaves spoke about growing pressure from the community to cancel the performance. Live Nation, which holds exclusive rights to program the Wolf Creek Amphitheater, said the show will move forward despite objections.

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Usher Reportedly Doesn’t Have Herpes, Plans To Take Legal Action Against Accusers

The tables have continued to turn in the ongoing case against Usher and his health status. New information has reportedly come to light clearing the singer of exposing an STD to the accusers. Sandra Rose reports a close member of the singer’s camp dispelled claims the singer paid his former babysitter and celebrity stylist Maya Fox-Davis $1.1 million in the case brought to light by Radar Online. The source added the court documents shown are the site aren’t facts, but mere accusations that weren’t proven to be true in court. The site also adds the image of the $2,754-check made out to Fox-Davis was from accounting firm David Weise & Associates for her babysitting services in 2012. The source continued to question the authenticity of the documents which haven’t been shared, just referenced by any other news or gossip site–including TMZ. The singer has kept quiet on all the claims because he has his own plan to launch a defamation case against the accusers and their legal representation. It isn’t known if the defamation suit would apply to the later accusers. On Monday (Aug. 8), former Usher fan Quantasia Sharpton held a press conference with lawyer Lisa Bloom, claiming she was exposed to herpes after having sex with the singer after meeting at his concert. Sharpton, admitted she tested negative for the STD while Bloom agreed she didn’t know for sure if the singer had the disease. On Tuesday (Aug. 8) social posts from Sharpton showed her discussing her financial situation, explaining that she “needed money.” “Enjoying [her] last couple of hours as a regular girl,” she posted under the alias Angel Valentino on Facebook, just hours before her press conference with Bloom. Take a look at the court documents in question, here.

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