Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who rose to infamy while representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump, is making sensational headlines again—this time for allegedly having video footage of R&B star R. Kelly committing statutory rape.
The VHS tape, which Avenatti turned over to Chicago prosecutors, reportedly shows Kelly performing sex acts with a female who identifies her body parts as 14 years old.
Avenatti said his office has been working with multiple clients since April 2018 in connection with allegations that Kelly sexually assaulted minors.
Rumors of Kelly’s illicit behavior have swirled for years, and although he was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008, the many accusations against him have created a lasting public backlash. There have been multiple videos and photos, multiple rape claims, an accusation that he impregnated a teen on her prom night and paid for her abortion, and the fact that he married then-15-year-old Aaliyah by faking her age.
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