Not even 24 hours after being released from his second stint in jail in less than a month (click here to read about that), embattled R&B singer R. Kelly is facing another round of accusations for the sexual abuse of a minor.
The newly surfaced allegations, courtesy of an unearthed tape reportedly featuring the Grammy winner engaged in sexual acts with a teenager, came to light after being turned over by a client of lawyer Gloria Allred.
Allred just held a press conference in NYC, where her client, Gary Dennis, came forward to explain how he found the tape, and why he’s speaking out now.
Dennis, who says he has no connection to R. Kelly whatsoever, claims he recently found this new sex tape while going through old VHS tapes of his own. He says he doesn’t know how it turned up in his possession but says he watched it and saw R. Kelly engaging in sex acts with what he perceived to be underage black girls … more than one.
Dennis didn’t go into detail about what he saw on the tape but did say that the girls on camera appeared to be underdeveloped and that the only man on tape — who he claims looked a lot like R. Kelly — seemed to be in charge of the camera. The guy says the tape appears to have been produced in the 1990s … adding there’s no indication of where it was filmed.
According to the report, Allred confirms the tape has been turned over to law enforcement officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Furthermore, she was sure to express her belief that there are more tapes in circulation.
This tape would be the third new one handed to law enforcement in the last month. Attorney Michael Avenatti has already turned over 2 tapes to prosecutors in Chicago … one of which prompted the 10 count indictment against R. Kelly for aggravated sexual abuse.