With the release of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary, there was hope that the R&B singer would be prosecuted in some kind of way for his alleged sexual and physical violence against women and underage girls.
But it’s been difficult to find any evidence that the women were being held against their will or that he was still maintaining sexual relationships with underaged girls.
But according to theGrio, attorney Michael Avenatti claims to have found a video of the singer involved in a sexual act with a young woman.
Avenatti claims that he has a 45-minute of Kelly and the girl. He released a statement to the media about the tape this morning.
Avenatti, who is the lawyer for former porn star and President Trump’s alleged “mistress” Stormy Daniels, is known for his own controversy, including accusations of domestic violence. But Avenatti claims that he was retained by several R. Kelly accusers 10 months ago and has been working on their cases for free.
Avenatti says the VHS tape has not been seen by law enforcement until now. And he states that the events captured on tape fall within Illinois statute of limitations for statutory rape. Avenatti has turned the tape over to Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx in Chicago.