Foxx reiterated that there are dedicated professionals who are willing to help the survivors unpack their horrific experiences and urged victims to call the prosecutor's office at 773-674-6492. The alleged incident went down in May 2018, and Timothy Savage made a report to police in Henry County.
Singer R. Kelly is reportedly being investigated in multiple jurisdictions following the release of a Lifetime docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly", which explores allegations that the Grammy victor sexually abused several victims over a span of decades. Investigators have made contact with the family of Asante McGee and the attorney for the family of Jocelyn Savage, two of the women who were profiled in the film.
Timothy Savage said he and his wife were involved with Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" series. The parents are claiming R. Kelly has brainwashed them.
Kelly's Chicago-based lawyer, Steve Greenberg, dismissed the claims raised in the series in an interview with Billboard, casting them as "another round of stories" used to "fill reality TV time".
Contact information for Russell could not be immediately found.
The Fulton County District Attorney's Office has declined PEOPLE's request to comment, as did the Atlanta and John's Creek police departments.
"Please come forward", Foxx said in a press conference.
"If we are going to take these allegations seriously - it isn't one of those situations where it's just forensics, we need actual witnesses and victims to have the courage to tell their stories", she said.
The singer has long since dodged conviction, getting acquited of charges of child pornography back in 2008.
Timothy Savage told an officer on January 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn't air, according to a Henry County police report. Prosecutors had argued a videotape showed him engaged in graphic sex acts with a girl as young as 13. "The song is called 'Do What U Want (With My Body)', I think it's clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time", she added. He also said it was inappropriate for a state's attorney to characterize allegations she'd seen on TV, prior to charges or even an investigation. Despite his legal troubles a decade ago, he still retains a following.