R. Kelly Indictment Looms After Discovery of New Underage Sex Tape
- Author: Kyle Peterson Feb 15, 2019,
Feb 15, 2019, 1:59
The new video shows a man appearing to be Kelly performing sex acts with a girl who calls him "daddy" and repeatedly refers to her "14-year-old p***y", according to CNN, which claims to have viewed the tape.
The high-profile attorney said in a statement Thursday that he recently recovered a previously undisclosed VHS videotape of Kelly, whose given name is Robert Kelly, engaging in multiple sexual assaults of the girl. Avenatti told CNN that he represents a man who has worked for R. Kelly for decades, and that this man has identified the individuals on the tape as Kelly and a girl he has met multiple times in the past.
Kelly's lawyer did not immediately answer an AFP request for comment. "Avenatti says some guy says he knows the girl". Avenatti added, "The time frame of the sexual assaults depicted in the video is within the IL statute of limitations".
Steve Greenberg, Kelly's attorney, was unaware of the newly-surfaced footage.
But last month's release of an explosive docuseries entitled "Surviving R. Kelly" has shed new light on the R&B luminary's checkered past, while a #MuteRKelly movement aimed at preventing his music from airing has gained steam.
Prosecutors in multiple states have been trying to find evidence against R. Kelly, who is accused of brainwashing multiple women and holding them hostage as part of a sex cult. The contents which are on the video are similar to some of the alleged acts for which Kelly was arrested for child pornography in 2002.
Kelly's attorney Steven Greenberg declined to comment when we reached out for a response to The New Yorker report. At one point in the footage, the man reportedly asks the girl to urinate, and after she does, he urinates on the girl.
The sex tape, which runs 42 minutes and 45 seconds, is explicit and disturbing, CNN reported. We have not been contacted by anyone. Six times the girl refers to her genitalia as 14 years old. I have not been contacted by anyone connected with law enforcement, nor has R Kelly.
Avenatti revealed his office had provided all the evidence and information against Kelly to Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx in Chicago. At trial, witnesses testified that Kelly was in a sexual relationship with the then 15-year-old girl in the video as early as 1998.
"I certainly don't think there's a tape of him acting inappropriately with an underaged woman", he told the Tribune.