Avenatti told CNN that he is representing a man he calls a whistleblower against Kelly and that he gave the tape to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago last weekend.
If Avenatti's claim is true, and the person in the video is indeed a minor engaged in sex acts, it is safe to say that R. Kelly's career and freedom will change forever in 2019. He added that the video depicts a different encounter than the infamous pissing incident, videotape of which was sent to the Chicago Sun-Times office in 2002 and cited as evidence in Kelly's indictment for child pornography.
A request for comment from the State's Attorney's Office did not yield any confirmation or denials.
The tape, which is almost 45 minutes long, is not the same video that saw Kelly face 21 counts of child pornography charges in 2002, a case in which he was acquitted six years later.
Daniels has accused Trump's personal attorney paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about allegations she had a sexual encounter with Trump before he was elected president. The girl in the video is stated to be 14-years-old by both R. Kelly and another man multiple times.More news: JP Morgan is launching 'JPM Coin,' its first cryptocurrency
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"This tape, which is clear, is approximately 45 minutes in length and has never previously been publicly disclosed or, until recently, provided to law enforcement", Avenatti said in a statement. New reports claim there's a new sex tape showing the disgraced singer showing him with a teenager.
R. Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg said he was completely unaware of the new shocking sex tape featuring the singer allegedly abusing the teen.
He did not release information on the victim in the video because she was a minor at the time. The video also includes footage of the girl being urinated on by the man that was not R. Kelly.
On six occasions, CNN reported, the girl refers to her genitalia as 14 years old. "We have not been informed about any new information by anyone and we have not been contacted by law enforcement", he said. That was recently the subject of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly, which thrust the #MuteRKelly movement back into the spotlight. Chief communications officer, Tandra R. Simonton said: "We can not confirm or deny an investigation".
Los Angeles-based attorney Michael Avenatti issued a statement Thursday saying that his firm was retained last April by several people who alleged they were sexually assaulted by Kelly.