Lawyer: Georgia prosecutor seeking info about R. Kelly

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ATLANTA (AP) -- A lawyer who represents a couple who appeared in a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly says prosecutors in Georgia have reached out to him.

Atlanta-based lawyer Gerald Griggs represents Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage, who has said repeatedly that Kelly has kept their daughter from contacting them and has brainwashed her. The Savages, who live in Stockbridge, just south of Atlanta, appeared in Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" series.

Griggs said the Fulton County district attorney's office reached out to him on Monday seeking contact information for witnesses. Griggs said he has also been contacted by prosecutors in Chicago.

Chris Hopper, a spokesman, for the Fulton County district attorney's office, declined to comment.

A lawyer for Kelly on Tuesday said the allegations in the Lifetime documentary were false.