He had been under contract at RCA, a subsidiary of Sony, since 2012, but is no longer listed on the RCA website.
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.
When Sony bought out the record company on which Kelly has been signed for almost the entirety of his career, Jive, he effectively became a part of the many companies owned by Sony. Kelly's last release with the label was a Christmas-themed album in 2016, although he has released several songs independently since that time, presumably with Sony's consent, and Tweeted earlier this year that he has a new album on the way. This was intensified following the premiere of the Lifetime documentary "Surviving R. Kelly", where a multitude of women accused him of sexual misconduct. While the KELLY camp denied all charges, the pressure from outside groups on the label to split from KELLY grew exponentially.
China shrugs off global criticism over death sentence for Canadian
The death sentence has deepened tensions between China and Canada, with the two countries at odds for the past two months. State media has played up coverage of his case following the deterioration in relations with Canada.
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly performing on "Saturday Night Live", in NY.
Multiple women have sued him for coercing them into having sex when they were under age. Tracy Sampson, a woman who spoke to The Washington Post in 2018, gave an interview to NBC News' Dateline that will air tonight in which she claims that Kelly began abusing her in 1999 when she was 16 years old.
Allegations of misconduct against Kelly have been public knowledge for decades now, but Surviving R. Kelly and the rise of the #MeToo movement appear to have marked a turning point. When he was 27, he was married to singer Aaliyah in an illegal marriage when she was just 15.