In 2008, R. Kelly walked away from a toddler pornography case as a free man. The entertainer was acquitted of 14 counts six years after prosecutors introduced fees in opposition to him. It solely took hours for the jury to declare Kelly’s innocence, nevertheless. The swift deliberation was the results of manipulation, according to attorney Michael Avenatti. The lawyer claims “witness intimidation, proof tampering, bodily threats and funds to witnesses” have been leveraged to make sure a not responsible verdict. Avenatti didn’t specify why he has come to this conclusion. Kelly’s present lawyer, who was not concerned within the 2008 case, advised TMZ that R. Kelly’s authorized illustration for the case that started in 2002 had the “highest integrity and Avenatti’s claims are baseless.”
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Avenatti is proactively working in the direction of bringing R. Kelly again into the court docket of the regulation. “Due to the significance of making certain justice is lastly accomplished on this matter and since we’re deeply involved that Mr. Kelly has not been held accountable for his sexual abuse of younger African-American women, whom are particularly susceptible, we’ve accomplished so on a professional bono foundation,” he mentioned in a assertion. “Importantly, it has now resulted within the discovery of great new proof conclusively establishing Mr. Kelly’s unlawful sexual assault of younger women.”
As beforehand reported, he just lately supplied a intercourse tape to authorized authorities apparently depicting R. Kelly participating in sexual exercise with a minor. Both Kelly and the woman are mentioned to acknowledge her age within the video. A grand jury has convened to contemplate the footage.