A Resurfaced Sex Tape Might Lead to R. Kelly’s Indictment
The tape lasts just over 40 minutes and shows Kelly engaged in sexual activities with a girl who describes her body parts as being 14-years-old. CNN calls the content “clear and explicit.”
Laywer Michael Avenatti, who represents a man described as a whistleblower against Kelly, stated, “My client knows the identity of the girl and R. Kelly. He identified the two of them on the videotape. He worked for and has known R. Kelly for decades and he met the girl on a number of occasions.”
Find Avenatti’s full statement in the tweet below.
In response to press inquiries, attached is a stmt regarding our work on the R. Kelly matter since April, including the discovery of new critical video evidence establishing his guilt. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that this predator is brought to justice. pic.twitter.com/D0dGFzgXlX
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) February 14, 2019
According to The New Yorker, a law-enforcement official has stated that an indictment is imminent based on the tape (and multiple previous accusations) and Kelly could be arrested soon. Since the airing of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, there has been renewed interest in the musician’s alleged predatory behavior. Kelly has settled four lawsuits brought forth by women who have been named in public documents. For a full timeline of the abuse allegations against R. Kelly, head here.