Lawyer Gloria Allred Says She Handed Over Another Alleged R. Kelly Sex Tape
Gloria Allred said she believes the video is different from the one turned over before Kelly turned himself in last month.
Another tape allegedly showing R. Kelly with underage girls has been handed over to law enforcement, lawyer Gloria Allred said at a news conference Sunday.
Allred said she is representing a man who claims he found the tape, which he said allegedly shows Kelly with "underage African American girls."
“He was telling them what to do and what to say, and it appeared that he was in control of the camera. In addition, he was engaging with these children in sexually abusive acts. He appeared to be in command of the girls and they looked as though they were just saying and doing what he told them to do," client Gary Dennis said at the conference in New York City.
Allred said her client found the recording in a box of old VHS tapes. However, she said it's unclear how the alleged sex tape came into Dennis' possession.
“Over the years there have been friends that gave him sports tapes because they know he likes sports and he has no idea,” she said. "These are very old tapes.”
Allred did not say what is specifically shown on the tape, but she added, "It is fair to say, however, that no child should ever be subjected to the kind of abuse and degrading sexually predatory misconduct depicted on the tape."
Allred said the tape has been given to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Kelly's lawyer did not immediately respond to Allred's claims. But after Kelly turned himself in last month on charges of sexual abuse, attorney Steve Greenberg defended his client, saying, according to CNN, "I think all the women are lying. Mr. Kelly is strong, he's got a lot of support and he's going to be vindicated on all these charges -- one by one if it has to be."
Kelly pleaded not guilty to the charges and has denied any wrongdoing.
Allred said she believes the video is different from the one turned over before Kelly turned himself in.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti had said said on Twitter that his office was retained by multiple people in relation to the allegations against Kelly. He added that in his office's investigation into the claims, a new video allegedly showing Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a young girl was uncovered. Avenatti said the video and other "extensive information" was handed over to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago.
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