Lawyer Michael Avenatti stated Monday that he shall be turning over a second video to Cook dinner County prosecutors that exhibits R. Kelly sexually assaulting a minor.
“I can verify that we’ll be offering a second video exhibiting R. Kelly engaged in sexual assault of a minor to prosecutors this morning,” Avenatti, who represents a minimum of one of many embattled R&B star’s alleged victims, tweeted.
“This tape was just lately uncovered in reference to our ongoing nationwide investigation on behalf of victims. Justice should be achieved,” the tweet reads.
In response to TMZ, the tape, a 55-minute VHS video, allegedly exhibits Kelly having intercourse with the identical 14-year-old woman depicted within the first video that Avenatti handed over to authorities.
The primary video was shot in 1999, whereas the second was in 2000, the gossip web site reported.
Like the primary video, there are a number of references to the woman being 14 years previous and Kelly, whose authorized identify is Robert Kelly, may be heard repeatedly “teaching” the woman via numerous sexual conditions, TMZ reported, citing sources.
At factors within the footage, Kelly may be seen choking the woman throughout intercourse and spraying a lotion-like substance everywhere in the teen’s face, in response to TMZ.
The location additionally reported that Avenatti is within the technique of procuring a 3rd tape that allegedly exhibits Kelly with a distinct woman who was on the time between the ages of 13 and 16.
Hours after legal expenses of intercourse abuse towards Kelly have been introduced Friday within the singer’s native Chicago, Avenatti gave an in depth account of what’s on the VHS tape that he initially gave to authorities.
“This tape leaves no query as as to if R. Kelly is responsible of a number of sexual unlawful acts towards a 14-year-old woman,” Avenatti stated throughout that press convention.
“Mr. Kelly all through the video stops what he’s doing, stops his acts of sexual assault, and proceeds to maneuver the video digicam, regulate the digicam angle — zooming in, altering the course of the shot and issues of that nature. So there’s no query that he knew precisely what he was doing, Avenatti stated.
Avenatti additionally famous that the woman repeatedly refers to Kelly as “daddy” within the video.
Kelly stays behind bars at a Chicago jail in lieu of $1 million bond. He was arraigned Saturday on 10 counts of aggravated legal sexual abuse involving 4 alleged victims, three of whom have been minors.
Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg stated that Kelly, who’s required to pay 10 p.c of the full bond with a purpose to stroll free, could possibly be launched as early as Monday or Tuesday.
“He has to depend on others performing on his behalf,” Greenberg instructed the Related Press. “And it’s simply not that straightforward — as a result of Kelly’s in jail.”
The lawyer blamed dangerous contracts and mismanagement for the the reason why Kelly is financially strapped.
Kelly is due again in courtroom Monday.