In a report published Thursday afternoon, CNN said they have viewed the tape, noting it “appears to show Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old.” Lawyer Michael Avenatti says he has sent Chicago authorities a sex tape that supposedly includes R. Kelly and an underage girl.
According to Avenatti, his client “knows the identity” of both Kelly and the unidentified girl seen in the tape. His client reportedly worked for Kelly for decades.
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
The tape, which is nearly 45 minutes long, is not the same video that saw Kelly face 21 counts of child pornography charges in 2002, a case in which he was acquitted six years later
“Mr Kelly is a predator and a criminal who has preyed on young, vulnerable girls for far too long,” Avenatti said. “The time has come for him to finally be held accountable for his actions.