FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Chairman of the Fulton County Commission is asking a national promoter to cancel an R. Kelly Concert following an allegation of exploitation.
Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves called an emergency news conference Friday to demand the cancellation although the singer has not been charged with a crime.
"I am also speaking as the father of a teenage daughter in this community, we are standing on moral ground asking Live Nation to cancel the concert based on the overwhelming opposition we have gotten through phone calls, emails and texts, Eaves affirmed.
"This is the home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, and although Mr. Kelly has not been convicted of anything, there is a cloud of suspicion surrounding him," the chairman exclaimed.
Earlier in the week, a couple held a news conference in front of a house in Johns Creek and claimed Kelly was holding their daughter against her will, but Johns Creek Police looked into the allegation and said they had no criminal investigation underway.
The Fulton County Commission exercised its legal right to write a letter to Live Nation asking the promoter to cancel the concert.
The Chairman said that letter was sent yesterday and he has not heard back from the promoters yet.
Chairman Eaves conceded the county would not take legal action against the promoters who they are in a binding contract with. He urged people who oppose the August 25 concert to protest the event at The Wolf Creek Amphitheater.
The R&B artist has denied any wrongdoing. His publicist released the following statement to FOX 5:
"Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name."