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Lawyer Claims R. Kelly Acquittal in 2008 Was Result of Witness Intimidation, Bribery, and Evidence Tampering

February 18, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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TMZ reports that attorney Michael Avenatti has claimed that R. Kelly was acquitted in his investigation for child pornography due to alleged witness intimidation, evidence tampering, physical threats, and bribery to witnesses. This occurred for his 2008 trial.

Kelly’s current lawyer, who did not represent R. Kelly in 2008, refuted Avenatti’s claims. The lawyer stated that the counsel for R. Kelly had the highest of integrity. Per the report, Avenatti did go into detail why believes these acts were committed for the 2008 trial.

Avenatti reportedly turned over a new tape to prosecutors in Cook County. The attorney claims the tape shows the singer having sex with and urinating on a 14-year-old girl. As previously reported, a grand jury is set to hear the evidence after the reveal of this alleged video.

Additionally, after the reveal of the new tape, several women have come forward claiming they are victims of the R. Kelly and have been interviewed by prosecutors for the case. The grand jury will reportedly be presented with the new tape that has surfaced, along with testimonies by various witnesses.

Attorney Gloria Allred reportedly criticized Avenatti for viewing the tape and how the tape has been viewed by the news media. Her concern was that one of her clients might be the girl in the video. Avenatti has stated that the girl in the video is not one of Gloria Allred’s clients.

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