Graphic details of alleged new R Kelly underage sex video emerge

  • 15/02/2019

Controversial R&B star R Kelly is facing a more accusations of sexually assaulting a minor after the surfacing of a new video.

The 'Ignition' hitmaker allegedly engages in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl in the 43 minute tape, which is not the same video used in a 2008 trial which ended with him being acquitted of child pornography charges.

"The VHS tape appears to show Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old," reports CNN. The news network says it has viewed the video and has printed graphic details on its website.

The new video was announced to media by celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, who is representing a man he calls a whistleblower against Kelly.

"We are deeply concerned that Mr Kelly has not been held accountable for his sexual abuse of young African-American girls, whom are especially vulnerable," says Avenatti.

"Our work has been painstaking, detailed, expensive and time consuming... We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that this predator is brought to justice."

The New Yorker reports a 'senior law-enforcement official' has confirmed prosecutors are moving to indict Kelly over the new tape.

A statement attributed to Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg has been posted on Twitter by US journalist Brandon Pope, in which he insists "Mr Kelly denies that he has engaged in any illegal conduct, of any kind whatsoever".

Greenberg claims that both CNN and Avenatti have committed crimes by viewing the video. He also suggests some women accusing Kelly are doing so to "make a buck" and that the timing of the new report is significant, given negative coverage Avenatti himself has faced recently.