Foxx said she was "sickened" by the accounts described in the "Surviving R. Kelly" Lifetime television series, but said she has not - and can not - open a criminal probe in the absence of cooperating witnesses.
"Watching the documentary, one thing that came up to me is that R. Kelly felt safe and welcomed in Chicago", Anthony Clark, an organizer of the Saturday protest, said in a telephone interview this week.
Chicago police officers responded to a South Side nightclub where singer R. Kelly was celebrating his 52nd birthday Wednesday night, amid renewed focus on sexual abuse allegations against the R&B superstar. While the lawyer for the parents of one of Kelly's alleged victims told the Times that senior investigators from the D.A.'s office recently contacted him about the allegations, the office itself has declined to comment on whether they are looking into the claims.
Greenberg also said it was inappropriate for a state's attorney to characterize allegations she'd seen on TV, prior to charges or even an investigation.
As it stands, Kelly has yet to speak to the allegations since the documentary has aired.
Foxx said that as a survivor of sexual assault herself, she was "sickened by the allegations". Clearly unhappy with his business partner choosing to continue a working relationship with Kelly, Dash said that was the moment he knew "Roc-A-Fella was defunct". I was sickened as a mother. "I can't go back, but I can go forward and continue to support women, men and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual assault", she added. While Foxx said that her office has not been in contact with Fulton County, they are willing to share any "relevant information" between their offices.
Two women contacted the Sun-Times Wednesday and gave accounts of what they allegedly experienced at the hands of Kelly.
Kelly attorney Steve Greenberg slammed Foxx's decision to hold a press conference in a statement to the Chicago Tribune. "She essentially went up there and said, 'We have no evidence of a crime, but if someone would like to make something up, please call us'".
Horrified and disturbed by the findings, Foxx wants to aid victims who seek justice against Kelly and his team of enablers who kept Kelly unscathed by the fire which has yet to engulf him.
In February 2002, a 27-minute video surfaced that showed a man purported to be Kelly engaged in sex acts involving an underage girl.