Disgraced R&B famous person R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after prosecutors acquired a videotape displaying the singer performing a number of intercourse acts on a 14-year-old lady.
In addition to the video proof, two girls instructed a grand jury in Chicago that Kelly had engaged in sexual intercourse with underage women. One of the ladies mentioned she was a sufferer, whereas the opposite claimed she knew of a number of comparable encounters with different women.
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti gave the videotape to prosecutors final Thursday, prompting them to convene the grand jury. In a tweet on Friday, Avenatti mentioned that “after 25 years of serial sexual abuse and assault of underage women, the day of reckoning for R. Kelly has arrived.”
Accusations of sexual abuse have dogged Kelly for greater than two many years. The singer was indicted on 13 counts of baby pornography in 2002, however was acquitted of all fees in 2008.
Avenatti claimed on Friday to have proof that Kelly paid witnesses to “rig” the end result of the 2008 trial.
The renewed curiosity in Kelly’s alleged misdeeds follows the discharge of the Lifetime documentary sequence ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ final month. Kelly’s file label, RCA Records, dropped him after the sequence aired.
Kelly’s lawyer maintains his consumer is harmless. “The allegations aren’t true as a result of he by no means knowingly had intercourse with an underage lady, he by no means pressured anybody to do something, he by no means held anybody captive, he by no means abused anybody,” Steve Greenberg instructed the Associated Press after the discharge of the documentary, which he known as “disgusting” and “Jerry Springer-esque.”