"I should stress the courage that it takes to relive and repeatedly re-experience by telling your story of sexual victimization, but we rely heavily on victim accounts and victim statements to prosecute cases involving sexual assault or domestic violence", Foxx said.
Also in Chicago, according to WMAQ, police confirmed Wednesday that they conducted a "business check" at Kelly's recording studio on the city's West Side but "have no criminal complaints from anyone about the location". The accusations against Mason resurfaced recently after a police report was filed against Kellz' current manager for a very similar incident.
Pressure is on authorities in Florida as well, after Angelo Clary, who has alleged that his daughter Azriel Clary is being held captive by Kelly, publicly pushed for them to follow Fulton County's lead.
While there has not been a formal investigation launched yet by the Cook County State Attorney's Office, Foxx said she wants anyone with similar stories or information to contact her at 773-674-6492.
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Joycelyn's father claims to have not seen his daughter in over two years, citing R. Kelly as the reason.
Kelly's Chicago attorney, Steve Greenberg, said in a phone interview Tuesday evening that the allegations in the Lifetime documentary were false.
A Cook County State's Attorney representative said officials are "in the process of reviewing and following up on these calls".
Her office covers Chicago where Kelly has a home. According to the girl's father, Mason told him, "I'm gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I'm gonna get you, I'm going to f***ing kill you".
But Foxx also said there's no active investigation of Kelly and launching one would require victims and witnesses. "I was sickened as a survivor, I was sickened as a mother, I'm sickened as a prosecutor", she told a field of reporters. Prosecutors had argued a videotape showed him engaged in graphic sex acts with a girl as young as 13. Relating the Kelly collaboration to her own experience, Gaga writes: "I think it's clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time". Despite his legal troubles a decade ago, he still retains a following. His albums continued to top charts while he was on trial for child pornography, and many of his hit songs, like "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Ignition (Remix)", are still played widely.