WARNING: The following article depicts graphic imagery.
A newly surfaced video allegedly shows R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl, according to lawyer Michael Avenatti.
As reported by CNN, the video was provided to Avenatti by a client who apparently “worked for and has known R. Kelly for decades” and “who met the girl on a number of occasions.”
Avenatti says he gave the tape to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, who continue to investigate the multiple claims of sexual abuse against the R&B singer.
“My client knows the identity of the girl and R. Kelly. He identified the two of them on the videotape,” Avenatti told CNN. He later issued a statement via Twitter describing the discovery of the tape.
CNN also claim to have seen the video which, they say, lasts over 42 minutes and shows a man resembling R. Kelly engaged in multiple sex acts with a girl who refers to her genitalia as “14 years old” on several occasions.
Aventatti followed up with a separate statement later that day, highlighting “Critically, Mr. Kelly and the victim also verbally refer to the girl as only being 14 on multiple occasions on the video.”
At one point in the video, the man asks the girl to urinate. After she complies, he urinates on her.
The content of the video is similar to the acts Kelly was accused of in 2002 when he was arrested on child pornography charges. He was later acquitted. Avenatti states the new tape was not used in the prior case.
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, told CNN that he had no knowledge of this latest development in the investigation.
“We are unaware of any new information involving Mr. Kelly,” he said. “We have not been contacted by anyone. We have not been informed about any new information by anyone and we have not been contacted by law enforcement.”
Following the release of Greenberg’s statement, Avenatti returned to social media to reveal the existence of a third sex tape, which “allegedly shows further acts of sexual abuse of an underage girl by R Kelly, which we are presently working to recover and turnover to law enforcement.”