Report: Prosecutors Are Getting Ready to Indict R. Kelly After New Videotape is Discovered
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Trigger warning: sexual assault.
Update: CNN has seen the tape.
According to the news outlet, it features a man who seems to be R. Kelly performing various sex acts on a girl. It’s not clear how old either party is, but both people can be heard referring to her body part as “14-year-old pussy.” At another point, the man urinates on the girl, an act that occurred in the previous alleged R. Kelly sex tape. ‘
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Charges against R. Kelly may be coming soon.
The report, which was written by veteran journalist Jim DeRogatis — who has been on this case for 20 years — says that prosecutors are ready to indict after they got their hands on a new video. The video allegedly shows Kelly sexually assaulting an underage girl. (The details of the tape were verified by a senior law enforcement official and two other sources.)
In 2002, Kelly was indicted in Illinois on child pornography charges after a tape of him allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a teenager became widely available. He was acquitted of those charges in 2008.
This news follows a tweet released by lawyer Michael Avenatti this morning (February 14th). In the tweet, Avenatti says that he has in his possession a 45-minute videotape that shows R. Kelly with an underage girl.
Avenatti also said the tape had previously been undiscovered.
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
This news comes a month after the release of the devastating six-hour documentary Surviving R. Kelly was released. That doc detailed in great depth, R. Kelly’s long history as an alleged predator.
Source: New Yorker