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R. Kelly STD Criminal Case Closed in Dallas … Alleged Victim to Refile in NYC


12:16 PM PT — We’ve learned the alleged victim says the incident occurred in New York City and she will personally fly from Texas to Manhattan “in the near future” to file a fresh police report.

The alleged victim’s lawyer, Lydia Agu, tells us before she began representing her, the alleged victim was advised to file a police report in the state where she lived. Although Dallas PD tells us they closed the case because there was “no criminal element,” Agu says this is purely a jurisdictional issue because the alleged crime took place in NYC. 

Agu says her client will fly to NYC and file with the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit. Agu filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of her client — against R. Kelly — in May. R. Kelly will not be charged for allegedly giving a woman an STD after cops in Dallas closed their investigation … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us … Dallas PD looked into allegations the singer gave an anonymous young woman an STD after allegedly holding her captive as a sex slave in 2017. We’re told no charges will be brought against Kelly in connection to the case .. although, it’s unclear why they reached that conclusion. 

As we reported, the woman filed a police report in 2018 claiming she’d met Kelly in Dallas the year before. She claimed he restrained her, plied her with alcohol and drugs … and gave her an unspecified STD.

Her attorney, Lee Merritt, had said the woman planned to file a civil suit against Kelly as well. 

Kelly, meanwhile, is currently being investigated by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in GA — and the State Attorney in Chicago has made a plea for any witnesses or victims to come forward.

We’ve reached out to Merritt for comment … so far, no word back. 

Originally Published — 10:49 AM PST

R. Kelly Under Criminal Investigation … ‘Surviving’ Spurs Probe

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R. Kelly is being criminally investigated in Georgia — and it’s all because of Lifetime’s docuseries … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the case tell us the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into allegations made against the singer in “Surviving R. Kelly.” We’re told the probe was launched over the past few days as a direct result of what ‘Surviving’ depicted

We’re told investigators have been reaching out to several survivors featured in the TV project. We have confirmed investigators reached out to Asante McGee, one of the women who escaped R. Kelly’s home.

The attorney for Joycelyn Savage‘s family has also been contacted and has been speaking to investigators.

We’re told investigators have been asking for contact information from others who have lived in Kelly’s former Atlanta home or have direct knowledge of what happened in the home.

We’re told investigators were flooded with calls once the docuseries aired.

The D.A. is not commenting.

Lil Xan St. Louis Gun Threat … Criminal Investigation Closed


Lil Xan has one less thing to stress about as he completes rehab treatments … because we’ve learned Xan and the St. Louis rapper who threatened him with gun violence are putting their beef behind them. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the criminal investigation into a series of threats against Xan is now closed. We’re told Xan’s camp and VladHQ had a sit-down … and afterward informed police there was no desire to pursue criminal charges. 

We broke the story … VladHQ posted a disturbing video threatening Xan before an October performance in St. Louis. He also posted a pic of himself armed and threatened he would show up at the concert — and that prompted the venue and promoters to cancel the show

At the time, we were told the feud was over money. Sources close to the situation tell us … Xan’s associates told Vlad he was taking the wrong approach to settle their differences. Once Vlad made it clear he understood … both sides agreed to squash the beef.

Win, win for both men — after all, Xan has more immediate issues on his plate.

Chris Brown Criminal Charges Filed … Over Monkey Business


Chris Brown might be better off with cats and dogs, because he just got slapped with criminal charges over his pet monkey … TMZ has learned. 

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the Los Angeles City Attorney is charging CB with two counts of having a restricted species without a permit. The crimes carry a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail.

As you’ll recall … Chris got himself a baby capuchin monkey named Fiji, and he started taking major heat after posting a video of his then-3-year-old daughter, Royalty, playing with the exotic pet. People thought the wild animal posed a danger to his kid, but Chris told everyone to take a chill pill

Our law enforcement sources say folks notified the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, who launched an investigation.

Breezy didn’t have a permit for the monkey, so authorities got a search warrant and planned to raid CB’s home, but he voluntarily agreed to surrender the exotic pet. 

Chris is due in court Feb. 6.

Kevin Spacey Facing Criminal Charge … For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Teenage Boy

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Kevin Spacey is facing a felony charge for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage boy in Massachusetts back in 2016, according to multiple reports. 

The alleged incident reportedly happened at a Nantucket bar in July ’16, and authorities told the Boston Globe that Spacey is due to be arraigned Jan. 7 at Nantucket District Court on a charge of indecent assault and battery.

The alleged victim’s attorney, Mitchell Garabedian, tells TMZ … “The complainant has shown a tremendous amount of courage in coming forward. Let the facts be presented, the relevant law applied and a just and fair verdict rendered.”

The alleged victim’s mother, Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh, described the alleged incident in an emotional news conference in Nov. 2017 … publicly accusing Spacey of sexually assaulting her son. Unruh claims Spacey got her 18-year-old son drunk at a bar, stuck his hand inside her son’s pants and grabbed his genitals. After the alleged incident, the Unruh family filed a police report. 

Spacey has previously been accused of trying to molest a 14-year-old actor, and Spacey is currently under investigation in Los Angeles in another sexual assault case.