Justine St., many shared their own personal stories of survivors and called for an end to the "Ignition" singer's career, while another group of R. Kelly supporters confronted the protesters.
R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
The scrutiny also extends to Georgia, where an Atlanta-area couple said Georgia prosecutors have reached out to them after they repeatedly said that Kelly brainwashed their daughter and kept her from contacting them.
Steve Greenberg, an attorney for Kelly, said in an interview on Friday that there was no evidence to support the accusations contained in the documentary, calling it a "for-profit hit piece full of falsities, full of mistakes".
A radio station in R. Kelly's hometown of Chicago has stopped playing the singer's music after the Lifetime series "Surviving R. Kelly" brought renewed attention to the disturbing history of his alleged abusive behavior. "It is our job at the Cook County State Attorney's office to investigate claims in the interest of justice and public safety". "I don't know what he did but he deserves forgiveness", one of his supporters could be heard saying, before adding that ultimately only "God is his judge".
Several other women also came forward with graphically detailed accounts of their experiences with the artist while they were underage, which has led to multiple celebrities publicly denouncing Kelly. "Now, some producer went running around and solicited all these people, did a Jerry Springer-esque show and there is all this uproar".
When asked about Kelly's rumored legal action plans, Greenberg said "hopefully he'll sue Lifetime" for defamation.