New videotape of R. Kelly may lead to indictment in IL

According to CNN, the tape features two scenes in which a naked man, "who appears to be R. Kelly", can be seen performing sex acts with a girl who refers to the man as "daddy" several times. High profile lawyer Michael Avenatti, who is representing a man he calls a whistleblower against the singer, says he handed the tape to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago last weekend.

In a statement Thursday morning, Avenatti said he was hired last April in connection to multiple allegations of Kelly sexually assaulting minors. His attorney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the latest allegations. It reportedly shows R. Kelly "engaging in multiple sexual assaults of a girl underage".

The statement says that the time frame of the alleged crime falls within the IL statute of limitations.

Steve Greenberg, Kelly's attorney, told CNN he had not heard of the development. Avenatti released a statement exposing the new information against the fallen R&B singer on Thursday.

"The time has come for him to finally be held accountable for his actions", he said. He was acquitted six years later.

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Kelly's attorney Steven Greenberg declined to comment when we reached out for a response to The New Yorker report. New reports claim there's a new sex tape showing the disgraced singer showing him with a teenager. In the explicit footage, the man asks the girl to urinate before he urinates on her. We have not been contacted by anyone.

Avenatti said the tape was not among the evidence used against Kelly 10 years ago in a child pornography case that ended with Kelly's acquittal.

Tandra R. Simonton, chief communications officer for the State's Attorney's Office said: "We can not confirm or deny an investigation". "We have not been informed about any new information by anyone and we have not been contacted by law enforcement", he said.

In the wake of the release of the groundbreaking Surviving R. Kelly docu-series many have been eagerly awaiting the arrest of the accused serial abuser. 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.

His alleged behavior came to the media forefront again in July 2017, when BuzzFeed published a bombshell report accusing the star of running a "sex cult" out of his Chicago and Atlanta-area homes.

  • Michelle Webb