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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.

Asia Argento Accuser Jimmy Bennett Goes MIA … Investigation Stalls


Jimmy Bennett has yet to file a police report against Asia Argento for allegedly sexually assaulting him when he was 17 and cops haven’t been able to reach him … so the case is on ice.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … officers have tried contacting Bennett several times, but he’s gone radio silent. Jimmy was last heard from in September when he sat down for an interview on Italian television, and got skewered by the host over his claims … especially when he admitted to ejaculating.

We broke the story … Bennett, who’s now 22, vowed to go to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. weeks before his TV appearance to file a sexual assault report against Argento.

We’re told he never did, though … nor has he indicated he still wants to.

As you’ll recall … Argento and Bennett had a sexual encounter in a Marina Del Rey hotel room back in 2013. Bennett snapped a photo of the then 37-year-old in bed with him, shirtless, after they allegedly had intercourse.

Argento, however, claims it wasn’t consensual because Bennett jumped on her and she was “frozen.”

Bennett later threatened legal action over the incident and, in April, Argento settled with him for $ 380,000 … which her late boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, paid.

It’s a crime in California for an adult to have sex with a person under 18, and the maximum penalty for statutory rape in a case like this is 3 years in prison. It’s a moot point, though … unless Bennett contacts police.

We reached out to Jimmy … no comment.