After reportedly turning over a second video to Chicago prosecutors simply final week (Feb. 14), lawyer Michael Avenatti claims that a 3rd tape of R. Kelly allegedly having intercourse with an underage lady exists. Avenatti took to Twitter on Saturday (Feb. 16) to say the he was within the means of retrieving the clip and turning it over to legislation enforcement.
"Update: We have turn out to be conscious of the existence of a 3rd tape, that allegedly exhibits additional acts of sexual abuse of an underage lady by R Kelly, which we’re presently working to get well and turnover to legislation enforcement," he wrote. “Due to the significance of making certain justice is lastly performed on this matter and since we’re deeply involved that Mr. Kelly has not been held accountable for his sexual abuse of younger African-American ladies, whom are particularly susceptible, we have now performed so on a professional bono foundation,” Avennati mentioned in an announcement final week, based on Newsweek.
The superstar lawyer additionally shared what he claimed was proof of alleged soiled techniques utilized by Kelly and his workforce to safe an aquittal through the singer's 2008 trial on baby pornography costs; that case revolved round a 27-minute intercourse tape with an underage lady and ended with a jury discovering Kelly not responsible on all 14 counts. "We have now uncovered how R Kelly was capable of achieve his acquittal in 2008: We have found substantial proof that he and sure enablers engaged in systematic witness intimidation, proof tampering, bodily threats, and funds to witnesses," Avennati claimed. "They rigged the trial."
Alleged victims proceed to return ahead following Lifetime's haunting Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, which highlighted the many years of the R&B singer's alleged sexual abuse of ladies and manipulation of underage ladies. CNN confirmed that they’ve seen a graphic 45-minute VHS tape of a person showing to be R. Kelly performing sexual acts on a woman who refers to herself as a 14-year-old.
Billboard has reached out to Kelly's lawyer for remark.