The inspection was granted by a Cook County judge last week after the City demanded the right to get into R. Kelly’s warehouse/recording studio at 219 N. Justine Avenue. City attorneys said they suspect people may be living here, even though the building is not zoned for that purpose.
People in the area have in the past, reported a lot of traffic coming in and out of the building, including young girls. The allegations all coming in light of the explosive six-part documentary, “Surviving R Kelly,” which aired January 3. The documentary details decades of accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse against the singer, including by his ex-wife. Those allegations now being investigated as demonstrations have been ongoing outside the studio, calling for a boycott on his music.
Wednesday morning, a person was seen leaving the studio with a computer, but the person would not answer questions. R. Kelly is supposed to be present himself to grant the inspectors access when they arrive, but it is not known if he will be there.