The celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti said on Thursday that he had given the authorities a videotape that, according to a report, appears to show the musician R. Kelly having sex with a girl who may have been underage.
Once a dominant R&B singer and hitmaker, Kelly, 52, has been trailed by allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse for years, but he has never been convicted of a crime. In 2008, he was acquitted of child pornography charges pertaining to a videotape that, prosecutors alleged, showed Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
Avenatti said in an interview and on Twitter that the tape, made in the late 1990s, was not the same tape in the 2008 trial. He said he had turned it over to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, which has been looking into Kelly’s conduct but declined to answer questions about the tape on Thursday.
The video, which is about 45 minutes long, includes two scenes, one in a living room and another in a bedroom, according to CNN, which said it had seen the tape. A man whom CNN said “appears to be R. Kelly is seen performing multiple sex acts with the girl.” In the tape, Kelly and the girl refer to her body parts being 14 years old. He urinates on her.
Law enforcement officials in Illinois and Georgia, where Kelly has had homes, began looking into his behavior after the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” aired on Lifetime last month. The program detailed accusations that Kelly had sex with minors and kept young women in what has been described as a sex cult, preventing them from communicating with their families and exerting control over their lives, including whom they could look in the eye and when they could use the bathroom.
Two weeks after the documentary aired, Kelly was dropped by his label, RCA Records, following intense pressure from activists in the #MuteRKelly campaign.
In a strongly worded statement on Thursday, Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, questioned the credibility of Avenatti and CNN’s description of the video and said Kelly “denies that he has engaged in any illegal conduct, of any kind whatsoever.” He also portrayed the women who have spoken out against Kelly as being out for money: “Accuse R. Kelly and boom, make a buck.”
Building a criminal case against Kelly could be challenging, for similar reasons that bedeviled prosecutors in 2008. That case involved a 27-minute sex tape that bore some disquieting similarities to the tape described by Avenatti and CNN on Thursday. The previous video showed what prosecutors described as Kelly having sex with and urinating on an underage girl.
That girl never testified, and Kelly’s lawyers argued that her identity could not be proven.
Avenatti declined to say how he had obtained the new video. On Twitter he said he was representing “multiple clients,” but in the interview he did not say whether he was representing the girl in the video, nor whether she was cooperating, a fact that could be as pivotal as it was in 2008.
He said that the charges based on the new tape could be brought in Illinois despite the fact that it was made two decades ago. At the time, the statute of limitations for child sex crimes allowed charges to be brought until a victim turned 38; the time limit was erased in 2017.
Avenatti rose to prominence representing Stormy Daniels, who said she had an affair with President Trump. Avenatti also represented a woman named Julie Swetnick, who accused Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct ahead of his confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court. But questions about Swetnick’s account, which was viewed as less credible than that of another accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, helped rally holdout Republicans around the idea that Kavanaugh was the victim of character attacks.
Avenatti toyed publicly with running for president in 2020, before announcing that he had decided against it.B:
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“【你】【这】【是】【在】【自】【黑】【吧】，【男】【人】【除】【了】【喜】【欢】【漂】【亮】【的】【女】【人】【还】【喜】【欢】【才】【女】，【你】【可】【是】【才】【女】。”【苏】【扎】【身】【边】【也】【有】【很】【多】【丑】【女】【朋】【友】【表】【白】【被】【拒】【绝】，【有】【的】【不】【被】【拒】【绝】【后】【甚】【至】【想】【自】【杀】。 “【才】【怪】，【男】【人】【都】【很】【贪】【心】【的】，【最】【好】【你】【是】【美】【女】【又】【是】【才】【女】。”【黄】【绿】【红】【心】【里】【开】【始】【发】【酸】，【眼】【里】【开】【始】【发】【酸】，【曾】【经】【的】【她】【也】【是】【真】【心】【地】【喜】【欢】【过】【人】【的】。 “【不】【要】【理】【那】【些】【臭】【男】【人】，【他】【们】【从】
【白】【光】【绽】【放】【着】，【虽】【然】【浅】【薄】，【但】【却】【彰】【显】【着】【神】【圣】。 ——【你】【明】【明】【是】【暗】【力】【奇】【师】，【却】【也】【能】【使】【用】【光】【力】？ ——【只】【是】【光】【力】【道】【具】【罢】【了】，【是】【个】【人】【都】【能】【使】【用】。 【舞】【魔】【人】【冷】【淡】【地】【说】。 【撇】【了】【一】【眼】“【夜】【妖】”，【舞】【魔】【人】【冷】【哼】【一】【声】。 ——【原】【来】【如】【此】，【这】【个】【暗】【境】【是】【一】【种】【范】【围】【型】【暗】【力】【式】，【就】【是】【它】【补】【充】【了】【那】【家】【伙】【失】【去】【的】【暗】【力】【吧】？ 【夜】【妖】【拍】【手】。
《【次】【元】【世】【界】【融】【合】【目】【录】》【已】【经】【上】【线】~ 【诸】【多】【世】【界】【融】【为】【一】【体】~【妖】【怪】【和】【人】【类】【共】【存】，【食】【种】【和】【鬼】【神】【厮】【杀】，【海】【中】【有】【暴】【鲤】【龙】【群】【肆】【虐】，【这】【个】【世】【界】【已】【经】【变】【得】【奇】【怪】【起】【来】官方一码是真的吗【秋】【梦】【嗯】【了】【一】【声】。 【可】【不】【就】【是】！ 【要】【是】【换】【做】【别】【人】，【估】【计】【都】【废】【了】。 【没】【想】【到】【容】【七】【七】【发】【火】【是】【这】【个】【样】【子】，【吓】【死】【个】【人】。 【厉】【战】【霆】【是】【有】【上】【辈】【子】【的】【记】【忆】，【虽】【然】【力】【气】【不】【如】【容】【七】【七】，【可】【是】【格】【斗】【技】【巧】【很】【厉】【害】。 【就】【算】【是】【这】【样】，【也】【是】【几】【次】【被】【容】【七】【七】【给】【掀】【翻】【在】【地】。 【可】【是】【依】【然】【爬】【起】【来】【陪】【着】【媳】【妇】【出】【气】。 【自】【己】【说】【错】【了】【话】，【招】【惹】【了】【媳】【妇】，
【时】【光】【飞】【逝】，【转】【眼】【间】【段】【云】【和】【刘】【琳】【娜】【已】【经】【在】【岛】【上】【生】【活】【了】【整】【整】【一】【年】【了】。 【小】【岛】【依】【旧】【不】【断】【的】【扩】【建】【中】。 【岛】【屿】【东】【边】【又】【新】【建】【了】【一】【个】【码】【头】，【可】【以】【停】【留】【一】【些】【中】【型】【船】【舶】【了】，【但】【任】【何】【船】【只】【若】【是】【想】【在】【这】【里】【停】【靠】，【必】【须】【要】【经】【过】【段】【云】【的】【许】【可】。 【鉴】【于】【段】【云】【几】【乎】【以】【一】【己】【之】【力】，【成】【功】【的】【守】【护】【了】【小】【岛】，【一】【号】【签】【署】【了】【特】【别】【的】【命】【令】，【授】【予】【了】【段】【云】【在】【小】【岛】【上】【的】