An attorney representing R. Kelly claims that all of the singer’s alleged victims are lying after the R&B star was charged with ten counts of criminal sexual abuse.
R. Kelly surrendered to police was taken into custody in Chicago on Friday to face the multiple charges of aggravated sex abuse. Outside of the police precinct, Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg told reporters that Kelly’s alleged victims were lying and that Kelly himself was a victim of public pressure put on the state’s attorney, according to a Chicago Sun-Times reporter who was at the media conference.
Steve Greenberg, the defense attorney representing R. Kelly, claims all of the singer's alleged victims are liars. "I think all the women are lying, yes. This has become, 'Hey I can say R. Kelly did something, boom.'" pic.twitter.com/vMD3GbnEqC
— Nader Issa (@NaderDIssa) February 23, 2019
“I think all the women are lying, yes,” Greenberg said.
None of the ten alleged victims associated with the new charges have been identified. Kelly has been the subject of rumors and accusations of disturbing sexually abusive behavior for years; with multiple reports alleging that he held women under his strict control at properties in Atlanta and Chicago. In 2008, he was acquitted on child pornography charges. Earlier this month, high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti claimed he was representing an associate of Kelly’s who had a sex tape of Kelly with what appears to be a 14-year-old, and said he had handed over the tape to prosecutors.
Kelly is expected to appear in court on Saturday for a bail hearing, CNN reports.
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