(Chicago, IL-AP) – Reports say R. Kelly is being charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The Cook County, Illinois State’s Attorney charged the R&B superstar after they received a videotape allegedly showing Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
Michael Avenatti, lawyer to porn star Stormy Daniels, said he provided the tape to prosecutors. Kelly has recently been accused by several women of sexual abuse. The Cook County office is also overseeing the prosecution of Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
(AP) – R. Kelly says he plans to sue everyone involved in the new Lifetime docu-series about his alleged sexual misconduct. The six-part series Surviving R. Kelly features testimonies from women accusing him of mental, physical and sexual abuse.
It also includes interviews with some of Kelly’s family members and associates. The singer said he did not know many of people on the show, and that the people who made the series have a personal vendetta against him. Surviving R. Kelly just premiered last week, and its first episode broke Lifetime’s viewership record.