Prosecutors in Chicago are reportedly in the possession of a VHS tape that allegedly shows R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
Michael Avenetti, the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had a relationship with Donald Trump, reportedly shared the tape with prosecutors and with CNN. According to CNN, Avenetti said the he obtained the video from a “whistleblower” client who has worked with R. Kelly and known him for decades.
“My client knows the identity of the girl and 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,” Avenetti told CNN.
The CNN report describes the tape as “clear and explicit,” and lasting just under 43 minutes.
From the report:
“There are two scenes on the video: one apparently in a living room and another in a bedroom. A naked man who appears to be R. Kelly is seen performing multiple sex acts with the girl. She is heard calling him ‘daddy’ multiple times.”
In the video, the girl reportedly makes six references to the age of her vagina — 14 years — and both she and Kelly allegedly refer to her genitalia as “14-year-old p***y.”
Kelly is reportedly seen urinating on the girl and the video, and she also reportedly urinates at his request.
Kelly has been dogged by allegations of sexual abuse, sometimes involving minors, and holding women against their will for much of his career. In 2008, he was acquitted of child pornography charges.
The allegations against Kelly found renewed attention earlier this year with the premiere of the Lifetime documentary series, “Surviving R. Kelly.” Following the series airing, Kelly’s record label Sony Music dropped the controversial R&B artist.
Avenetti told CNN that he gave the alleged sex tape to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office earlier this month. Prosectors have not yet commented on the tape or the implied allegations.
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