EntertainmentPolice find no evidence of women being held hostage at R. Kelly's Trump Tower residence

02:40  12 january  2019
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CHICAGO - Police went to embattled R&B superstar R. Kelly's Chicago home Friday on a tip that women were being held hostage there but left after finding no evidence of wrongdoing, a police spokesman confirmed.

The Cook County state's attorney's office passed along to police a tip from an out-of-state caller saying two women were being held against their will at Kelly's Trump Tower residence, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Chicago Tribune.

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Trump Tower is a 58-story, 664-foot-tall (202 m) mixed-use skyscraper at 721–725 Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Patrol officers following up on the tip went to Trump Tower and made contact with the singer and a pair of women at the apartment, Guglielmi said.

The women said they were not being held against their will, so police determined the allegations were unfounded and left.

Police find no evidence of women being held hostage at R. Kelly's Trump Tower residence © The Associated Press R. Kelly Kelly's local attorney, Steve Greenberg, said the check by police supports his vehement denials of the mounting accusations against the singer.

"The police found nothing because there's nothing wrong," he said. "No one's doing anything wrong, so it's not surprising that the police found nothing was wrong."

"Those who are all appalled and up in arms should respect the fact that police have been there and they've verified that that there's absolutely nothing wrong," Greenberg said.

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After State's Attorney Kim Foxx on Tuesday put out a public plea for victims to come forward, her office has received dozens of calls about Kelly, a spokeswoman told the Tribune this week.

Kelly has been the subject of increasing scrutiny since a Lifetime documentary series aired this month highlighting stories from women that accuse him of sexual abuse.

The singer has long been accused of having sexual contact with underage girls. Cook County prosecutors indicted Kelly on child pornography charges for allegedly filming himself having sex with a girl estimated to be as young as 13, but a jury acquitted him of all charges in 2008.

More recently, many said he runs a hidden "sex cult" of women manipulated and abused to stay away from the outside world and under his control.

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