Officials want R Kelly concert cancelled after media report

2017-08-05 09:59

Atlanta — Officials in a Georgia county want an upcoming concert by R. Kelly cancelled after a media report accusing the singer of mental and physical abuse of women.

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners this week sent a letter asking Live Nation, the company contracted to book events at a county-owned venue outside Atlanta, to cancel Kelly's 25 August concert.

Messages seeking reaction to the letter from Live Nation weren't immediately returned on Friday afternoon.

A BuzzFeed News article published last month included allegations from parents and several women that Kelly forms relationships with young women then abuses them. An attorney for Kelly told Buzzfeed that he denies the allegations

The board's Chairman John Eaves said he doesn't plan any legal action but hopes Live Nation will cancel Kelly's concert.

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