R. Kelly con­cert pro­hib­ited

The Columbus Dispatch - - Morningstarters -

SPRING­FIELD, Ill. — Illi­nois of­fi­cials said a con­cert in Spring­field that was to be hosted by R. Kelly can­not take place in the wake of new sex­ual-mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tions against the R&B star.

The ap­pli­ca­tion for the Spring Break Jam in April was de­nied Thurs­day be­cause of se­cu­rity con­cerns fol­low­ing protests out­side Kelly’s Chicago stu­dio last week, Illi­nois De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture spokes­woman Denise Al­bert told the Chicago Tri­bune.

Kelly has been un­der fire since the re­cent air­ing of a Life­time doc­u­men­tary “Sur­viv­ing R. Kelly.” He has de­nied all al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct in­volv­ing women and un­der­age girls.

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