R. Kelly Faces Potential Criminal Charges After Secret Jury Convened
R. Kelly might face felony prices attributable to a intercourse tape that resurfaced earlier this week. As beforehand reported, the 45-minute video seems to point out the singer “partaking in a number of sexual assaults of a woman underage.”
The jury was reportedly convened by Cook County State’s Attorney Office after superstar lawyer Michael Avenatti introduced the tape in query, which allegedly reveals Kelly engaged in sexual exercise with a woman who claims to be 14 years previous. Both Kelly and the lady reportedly acknowledge her age on the tape. CNN has reportedly seen and verified the existence of the tape and its content material.
Avenatti is representing a person who works for Kelly, that claims to know the identification of the lady.
The jury has the facility to indict R. Kelly and provoke a felony trial.
Avenetti commented on the matter as he left the Cook County felony courthouse on Friday: “I am assured that the predator often known as Robert Kelly is quickly to be indicted and charged for partaking in an unlawful sexual assault in reference to, definitely, the sufferer on the tape that I equipped, in addition to others.”
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Attorney Alfred points an announcement to Rolling Stone revealed on January 15 regarding intercourse tape in query. “I characterize quite a few girls who allege they had been sexually victimized by R. Kelly after they had been underage. The particulars that CNN reported about what’s on the tape that has allegedly been turned over to Chicago regulation enforcement is of nice concern to me, as a result of the one that is described as a 14-year-old alleged sufferer on the tape could also be certainly one of my shoppers.”
In January, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx urger alleged victims to return ahead following the Lifetime documentary collection Surviving R. Kelly, which outlined testimony of girls who claimed to have been abused by the R&B icon.
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