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Michael Avenatti: New R. Kelly Tape Will Prove He Assaulted Underage Girl

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who came to prominence working for Stormy Daniels, says he has a new 45-minute videotape that clearly shows R. Kelly “engaging in multiple sexual assaults of a girl underage.” He says the video, which has never been broadcast or shared with authorities, has now been handed to the Cook County state’s attorney in Chicago. Avenatti, who says he has multiple clients who have alleged sexual assault against R. Kelly, says he will work with Cook County officials as his investigation into the disgraced singer continues. Avenatti writes in his statement: “We recently uncovered and recovered... a VHS videotape or Mr. Kelly engaging in multiple sexual assaults of a girl underage. The tape, which is clear, is approximately 45 minutes in length and has never previously been publicly disclosed or, until recently, provided to law enforcement.”