Kelly and Sony Reportedly Agree to Split as Sex Scandal Unfolds

Kelly and Sony Reportedly Agree to Split as Sex Scandal Unfolds

Kelly and Sony Reportedly Agree to Split as Sex Scandal Unfolds

Kelly signed a contract with RCA Records, a label under Sony, in 2012. On Friday, it was reported by Billboard that Kelly and the label had parted ways.

Two weeks after the release of the Lifetime docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, it was revealed by Billboard that Sony had chosen to sever ties with the disgraced R & B musician.

When Sony bought out the record company on which Kelly has been signed for almost the entirety of his career, Jive, he effectively became a part of the many companies owned by Sony.

However he has now been removed from RCA website. Whether his back catalog will remain with RCA/Sony, however, remains "unclear". This was intensified following the premiere of the Lifetime documentary "Surviving R. Kelly", where a multitude of women accused him of sexual misconduct. According to a report from The New York Times, a district attorney in Georgia has been conducting interviews with Kelly's alleged victims. Representatives for Sony didn't respond to requests for comment from Bloomberg, and R Kelly couldn't immediately be reached.

One woman who sued R. Kelly, accusing him of sexual battery, knowingly infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease and false imprisonment, also says he has threatened her.

Last year, the Time's Up campaign sought action from RCA, Spotify and Apple Music, which stream Kelly's catalogue; and Ticketmaster, which has sold tickets to his concerts over the allegations.

He was acquitted on child pornography charges in 2008 but they have resurfaced repeatedly in recent years, with the latest report this month.

It was alleged that Kelly married singer Aaliyah in 1994, when she was 15 years old.

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