A never-before-seen sex tape has reportedly been turned in to Chicago investigators that appears to show R. Kelly having sex with a teen girl.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti told CNN a man, who he is calling a whistleblower against the singer, handed over the footage to the Cook Country State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago last weekend.
“My client knows the identity of the girl and R. Kelly. He identified the two of them on the videotape. He worked for and has known R. Kelly for decades and he met the girl on a number of occasions,” said Avenatti, who released a statement about the tape on Twitter.
CNN was given access to the 43-minute video tape recording. The video shows a naked man performing multiple sex acts with a girl, who is repeatedly heard calling the man in the video “daddy.”
The girl refers to her genitalia as “14-year-old [expletive]” in the footage, CNN reported. The man also asks the girl to urinate, the news outlet said. She does, and then he urinates on her.
According CNN's report, a small mole can be seen on the left side of the man’s back, which may possibly identify the songwriter.
One of Kelly’s Atlanta accusers will be traveling to Chicago Thursday evening to meet with Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx, WSB-TV reported.
“I think there's a distinct possibility they can tell Ms. Foxx who's in it and identify individuals in the tape,” attorney Gerald Griggs told the news station. “Hopefully this will be the break in the case that forces charges because we know there’s sufficient evidence to proceed both in Chicago and in Atlanta.”
For decades, Kelly has been at the center of several sexual assault allegations, which he has denied.
In 2002, he was charged with 21 counts of child pornography after a sex tape that allegedly captured the musician urinating on an underage girl surfaced. He pleaded not guilty and was acquitted of all charges in 2008. An identifying mole was also examined in that case.
Lifetime documented both incidents and other alleged sexual assault stories against the entertainer in “Surviving R. Kelly,” a six-part, three-night series that aired in January 2019.
Following the docuseries, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office opened an investigation into claims of his physical, sexual and emotional abuse against women.
Steve Greenberg, Kelly's attorney, told CNN he had not heard of the latest development.
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