Multiple media sources are now reporting that SONY MUSIC has made a decision to end its working relationship with R. KELLY. A new focus has been put on Kelly and his alleged misdeeds with the release of a Lifetime documentary series Surviving R. Kelly. While RCA and Sony have not confirmed to NPR that Kelly has been dropped, he was removed early Friday from the label's website.
Singer R. Kelly reaches out to fans as he performs during the Red Light Concert series at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, November 2, 2013.
Contacted by Variety, reps for both RCA Records and its parent company, Sony Music, declined comment.
Allegations of sexually abusive behavior by Kelly toward young women date back more than 20 years.
R&B singer R Kelly arriving at the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago.
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The resurgence of decades-old scrutiny over R. Kelly and the sexual misconduct he's been accused of seems to finally be culminating in some real action that could have some long-lasting damage to the singer and his career.
However, they have resurfaced in recent years, with the latest arriving this month.
But now, it would seem as though R. Kelly's time was up. Timothy and his wife have accused Kelly of abusing their daughter, who they say was brainwashed by the singer and blocked from communicating with her family.
However, the outcry that has followed Surviving R. Kelly grew so intense that it likely forced the label's hand.