R. Kelly‘s lawyer is placing the warmth on prosecutors to share a video that allegedly reveals the disgraced singer sexually assaulting an underage woman.
After a court docket listening to held Tuesday morning in Chicago, R. Kelly’s protection legal professional Steve Greenberg advised reporters he’s nonetheless ready for prosecutors to make a replica of the tape for him to view, in response to a number of experiences.
“The state has the tape. I can’t get it from them. They’ve to supply it,” mentioned Greenberg, in response to CBS Chicago. “They’ve an obligation to supply it. Perhaps the squirrels are working slowly.”
The native station experiences that Greenberg was joined by “at the very least 5 extra attorneys” on the listening to and is making an attempt to “protect all emails, textual content messages and different communications” between Cook dinner County State Legal professional Kim Foxx‘s workplace and legal professional Michael Avenatti, who turned over the video allegedly displaying Kelly assaulting the underage woman.
When reached by PEOPLE, Greenberg had no additional remark.
Kelly, 52, isn’t due again in court docket till June 26 for his legal case, however he’s anticipated to make an look Wednesday for a kid assist listening to. On March 6, he was escorted out of a Cook dinner County courtroom and brought into custody after failing to pay $161,000 in again little one assist.
After additionally failing to point out as much as court docket in April, Kelly misplaced a civil lawsuit by default in opposition to a lady who alleges the R&B singer sexually abused her as a youngster.
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Within the lawsuit, which was filed in February, the alleged sufferer, who’s recognized in court docket paperwork as H.W., claimed that in 1998, when she was 16, Kelly started sexually abusing her, in response to the Chicago Tribune. She is now 36.
The lady is without doubt one of the 4 alleged victims Kelly was charged with abusing in February, for which the singer faces 10 counts of aggravated legal sexual abuse.
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On April 23, a Chicago choose issued a default judgment within the case, as neither Kelly nor his legal professionals filed a solution to the swimsuit, or made an look in court docket. He’s anticipated to look in court docket Wednesday concerning that case, as nicely.
The lady’s lawyer, Jeffrey Deutschman, beforehand advised PEOPLE that Kelly was served with the lawsuit whereas in custody on the Cook dinner County jail in March.
In February, Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in opposition to 4 victims and spent the weekend in Cook dinner County Jail after failing to submit the $100,000 money cost essential to make bail, in response to CNN.
Each Kelly and his legal professional have repeatedly denied the abuse allegations made in opposition to him, with Greenberg beforehand telling reporters, “He’s a rock star. He doesn’t should have nonconsensual intercourse.”