Published: Tue, February 26, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Singer R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

Singer R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

"No one has showed us any evidence that he has done anything wrong".

Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges alleging he filmed himself having sex with his goddaughter, a girl estimated to have been as young as 13, in 2008.

The walls began closing in on Kelly after the release of a BBC documentary about him a year ago and the multipart Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which aired last month.

On Monday, Avenatti said a second video has been turned over to prosecutors. Kelly is accused of having penetrative and oral sex with the alleged victim multiple times between May 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010, and physically assaulting her by choking and slapping her, and at times spitting on her, throughout the relationship. "It is approximately 55 minutes in length", Avenatti said. A witness was asked to take sex tapes of the victim and Kelly.

He said he has also learned of a third video, but wouldn't specify what was on it.

"Innocent help bring the king home!" said one campaign.

"All of this is ridiculously premature", he said.

The R&B singer secured his release by paying 10 percent of his $1 million bail amount. The singer was dropped from his record label, is behind on rent and owes more than $161,000 in child support.

"This is someone who should be wealthy at this stage of his career", Greenberg said last week.

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His next court appearance was set for March 22.

A fourth charge is based on a videotape that purportedly shows Kelly and a 14-year-old girl engaged in sexual acts, according to prosecutors.

Kelly's DNA was found in semen on one of the accuser's shirts, and semen found on a shirt worn by another was submitted for DNA testing, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said.

Avenatti, who is representing one of Kelly's victims in this case, lashed out a Greenberg on Saturday.

He surrendered to the authorities later that day and is now still in police custody, having failed to gather the $100,000 needed to cover bail.

The GoFundMe representative did not respond to questions about the process for removing campaigns or whether more general campaigns created to support the singer would be allowed by the site.

Court documents show a judge signed an eviction order in January.

The singer does not own the rights to some of his most popular hits such as 'I Believe I Can Fly, ' which means that Kelly's residual income is practically non-existent.

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