Kelly with underage girl given to prosecutors

Kelly with underage girl given to prosecutors

Kelly with underage girl given to prosecutors

In a statement Avenatti said he gave the "new critical video evidence" against the artist to the Cook County State's Attorney in Chicago, where Kelly, 52, lives.

Avenatti, who also represents Stormy Daniels - an adult film star who has claimed she had an affair with President Donald Trump, which he denies - said in a statement that he took on "multiple" clients with connections to Kelly, 52, last April, and has been poring through documents and evidence in the months since.

Prosecutors said that that tape depicted Kelly, who was then 35, having sex with a girl as young as 13. At press time, there has been no response from R. Kelly or his lawyers. "Avenatti says some guy says he knows the girl".

"Further, the time frame of sexual assaults depicted in the video is within the IL statute of limitations", he added. The unsettling series included interviews of former members of Kelly's inner circle who claimed to have witnessed the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer's alleged relationships with underage girls, as well as women who accused Kelly of physically, mentally and sexually abusing them. At one point in the footage, the man reportedly asks the girl to urinate, and after she does, he urinates on the girl.

Meanwhile, CNN reported Thursday that the news organization had viewed the newly discovered tape.

Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

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Avenatti told the Tribune he turned the tape over to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office within the last 30 days. He was acquitted six years later. We have not been contacted by anyone.

The singer was indicted in 2002 over a tape that allegedly showed him abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Citing an anonymous senior law enforcement official, the New Yorker reports that legal action against Kelly could be forthcoming.

Much was made at the trial about the identity of the man on the tape and whether an identifying mole on Kelly was visible on that video.

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. Foxx said she was "sickened" by the accounts described in "Surviving R. Kelly", a documentary that aired on Lifetime, but said she has not - and can not - open a criminal probe in the absence of cooperating witnesses.

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