Eaves, a Fulton County Commissioner who is now running for mayor of Atlanta, revealed on Friday that a file produced by the Johns Creek Police Department had been passed on to the district attorney, who he urged to "investigate the matter and leave no stone unturned".
Fulton County Chairman John Eaves said Friday he believes the district attorney should "advance" an investigation after Johns Creek Police reportedly turned over "key" evidence for review. He also made sure to mention that no one is above the law, saying, "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". "We are not investigating Mr. Kelly; we are merely reviewing the informational file provided by the Johns Creek Police Department", according to a statement from Howard's office.
In his statement, Kelly called it "unlawful" for the government to interfere with citizens legally conducting business, and said public servants "should not target individual citizens for their own politically motivated purposes".
The parents of one 21-year-old woman, Joycelyn Savage, held a news conference in which they said that their daughter is "being held against her will" by Kelly.
Fulton County DA Paula Howard said he felt it was inappropriate for Eaves to speak to the media about the case in the first place.
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Eaves, who is running for mayor, cited new evidence found by the police department as reason for opening an investigation, according to Buzzfeed News. Three former members of Kelly's inner circle reported that he controls every aspect of the women's lives, including their diet, wardrobe, sleeping habits and sexual encounters.
The district attorney's office said they are "evaluating" the new file, but there is now no investigation.
Eaves was also involved in the call for canceling R. Kelly's Atlanta tour date, but that is still set for August 25.
In a statement provided to Rolling Stone, a representative for Kelly, Trevian Kutti stated that there was no police investigation. "Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name".