R. Kelly’s Lawyer Says Singer Denies Being on Newly Reported Tape Sexually Abusing Girls

The Associated Press
FILE – In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center in Chicago.

The Latest on R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):

5 p.m.

An attorney representing R. Kelly says the R&B artist denies being on yet another videotape that allegedly appears to show him sexually abusing young girls.

Steve Greenberg tells The Associated Press on Sunday that he hasn’t seen the videotape that attorney Gloria Allred said one of her clients turned over to law enforcement.

Allred’s client, Gary Dennis, told reporters Sunday in New York that he doesn’t know Kelly and doesn’t know where the tape came from. Dennis said he came across it while cleaning out a collection he had for years.

Greenberg said the larger question is “what are these people doing possessing what they obviously believe is child pornography in their VHS collection and what the authorities are going to do.”

Greenberg also said that it’s “now just open season” on the singer who faces 10 counts in Chicago of aggravated sexual abuse in connection to three girls and one woman. Kelly has denied any wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty after being charged last month.

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2:40 p.m.

Attorney Gloria Allred says a client has turned a tape over to law enforcement that appears to feature R&B singer R. Kelly sexually abusing girls.

The client, Gary Dennis, said at a news conference in New York on Sunday that he doesn’t know Kelly and doesn’t know where the tape came from. He says he came across it while cleaning out a collection he had for years.

He says a man who appears to be Kelly was on the recording engaged in sexual acts with young girls.

Kelly faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in connection to three girls and one woman. He has denied any wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty after being charged last month.

SOURCE: The Associated Press