R Kelly being criminally investigated after documentary details alleged abuse of women

R Kelly being investigated after documentary details alleged abuse of women.

Singer R Kelly is being criminally investigated following a documentary which detailed accounts of his alleged physical and emotional abuse of women.

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office has opened a probe following the airing of the six-hour three-part special "Surviving R. Kelly” in the States.

The series has described the singer - real name Robert Sylvester Kelly - of running an “abusive cult" in which he is accused of holding women against their will.

Investigators have contacted several of those involved in the programme including Kelly’s ex-alleged sex slave Asante McGee and are currently trying to locate others who lived in his Atlanta home.

According to US media, the DA's office has been "flooded" with calls following the documentary.

The investigation comes six years after alleged sex tapes of the star with underage girls emerged.

Since then journalist Jim DeRogatis said he had interviewed nearly two dozen women who claimed Kelly, 52, sexually abused them.

On Monday a Facebook page was created to discredit the alleged victims who appeared on the documentary.

Facebook deleted the page just hours later.

In 2008 Kelly was cleared by a jury of making a 27-minute sex tape with an underage female.