Kelly and Sony Music Part Ways

R. Kelly performs onstage during R. Kelly New Edition and The Jacksons at the 2013 BET Experience at Staples Center

R. Kelly performs onstage during R. Kelly New Edition and The Jacksons at the 2013 BET Experience at Staples Center

RCA, a Sony subsidiary, has represented Kelly since 2012.

And just after Rodgers testified in the documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" that aired this month, her lawyers say Kelly and his team created a Facebook page - which the social media giant removed within hours - seeking to discredit accusers including Rodgers, posting "private" photos of her.

Recently, a plane commissioned by the women's organisation UltraViolet and carrying a sign reading "RCA/Sony: Drop Sexual Predator R. Kelly" flew over Sony Music's L.A offices and a protest was staged outside of Sony's NY headquarters. As of Friday, he is no longer listed as an artist on RCA Records' website.

According to a report from The New York Times, a district attorney in Georgia has been conducting interviews with Kelly's alleged victims. When Sony purchased BMG, Jive fell under the Sony umbrella and was eventually folded into RCA. Kelly's last release with the label was a Christmas-themed album in 2016, although he has released several songs independently since that time, presumably with Sony's consent, and Tweeted earlier this year that he has a new album on the way.

Serena makes light work of Bouchard at Australian Open
She won here in 2017 but missed her title defence previous year while she took time off following the birth of her daughter. Serena Williams spoke to the media after her comfortable 6-0, 6-2 win over Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open .

Lady Gaga and R. Kelly performing on "Saturday Night Live", in NY.

In 2018, multiple reports of Kelly holding women captive in a "sex cult" were published. Kelly, however will not seek legal action against the label.

Allegations of sexually abusive behaviour by Kelly toward young women date back more than 20 years.

Since Surviving R. Kelly aired, an online petition for the label to cut its ties to Kelly has garnered almost 111,000 signatures.

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