If R. Kelly thought he could have some severe complications on his hands dealing with the dogged determination of a higher-profile lawyer like Michael Avenatti, effectively, the singer’s legal woes just got a LOT worse… because Gloria Allred is now doubling down on her finish of the investigation.
The strong lawyer Allred held a news conference this morning to announce a new client of hers: a man who claims he’s identified a THIRD video tape that purportedly shows R. Kelly engaging in sex acts with minors. The man, now repped by Allred, apparently instantly turned the tape more than to police when he determined its contents.
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Allred’s morning press conference that went down just a bit ago indicated additional information and facts about how her client identified the tape, and why he chose to come forward with it now. At this point, it is unclear as to what her client’s connection is to Kelly himself, although you can watch the press conference on replay from a livestream that has been embedded through Allred’s Facebook web page right here (beneath):
This is not actually new territory for Allred, thinking of she reps numerous other higher-profile Kelly accusers, like a pair of ladies who allege they have been very first targeted by the R&B singer right after a Baltimore concert way back in 1995. (BTW, Allred says a new witness has come forward that allegedly corroborates proof against Kelly in that case, as effectively.)
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As for the possible third sex tape itself, that’d potentially be a Large deal for investigators, who are currently sifting by means of the very first two sex tapes handed more than by Avenatti’s legal group inside the final numerous weeks. And thinking of these very first two tapes are the impetus for the very first ten-count felony indictment against Kelly… a third tape could conceivably bring additional charges, and heighten the tension even additional as justice plays itself out in this case.
Either way, R. Kelly could have ultimately been released from jail yesterday right after (ultimately) scrounging up the cash to spend his youngster help debts, but it does not appear like there will be any very good news for the crooner any time quickly — not so extended as litigators like Allred (and Avenatti) have something to say about it.
Reactions, Perezcious readers?! Recognizing there have been currently other folks out there, are you that shocked by the existence of a third tape??
Exactly where do you assume all this will go from right here, anyways?! Kelly appears to be angry as hell and prepared to fight off all the accusations, so we could be in for rather the extended legal tiff from here…
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