R Kelly dropped by Sony's RCA music label after uproar

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Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred told reporters on Monday that her client Faith Rodgers, 20, faced "efforts to intimidate and retaliate" from Kelly after she filed the lawsuit now pending in New York's Supreme Court.

According to a report by Billboard magazine on Friday afternoon, R. Kelly has been dropped by RCA Records.

Sources close to RCA and its parent company, Sony Music, confirmed to the The Times that Kelly no longer is part of the company's roster. Streaming services stopped promoting him a year ago, and artists such as Celine Dion and Lady Gaga have been removing songs where they collaborated with the singer.

According to Billboard, R. Kelly's existing catalog will remain in the RCA/Sony system.

Kelly, 52, released his last album in 2016. ET has reached out to reps for Kelly and Sony for comment.

Kelly denies all of the charges levelled against him. Earlier this year, he tweeted that he has a new album on the way. "What I am hearing about the allegations against R. Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible".

Allegations of Kelly's sexual abuse go back decades and have prompted a nationwide protest called #MuteRKelly to boycott his music.

Spotify announced in May it would drop the singer from its curated "playlists". Most infamously, Kelly was charged with child pornography in 2000 after a video surfaced that purported to show him having sex with an underage woman (Kelly was cleared in 2008 after that woman declined to testify against him).

Chance the Rapper has also apologised for collaborating with the singer on the track Somewhere in Paradise.

It was alleged that Kelly married singer Aaliyah in 1994, when she was 15 years old.

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