Famed attorney Gloria Allred responded to reports of a newly surfaced sex tape that allegedly shows R. Kelly with an underage girl, by noting that the young woman in the video “may be” one of her clients.
But celebrity attorney Michael Avenetti wants her and all inquiring minds to know that the “14 year old victim on the tape we have provided to the office of the Cook County State’s Attorney is NOT Gloria Allred’s client,” he wrote on Twitter Sunday.
Update: We have again confirmed that the 14 year old victim on the tape we have provided to the office of the Cook County State's Attorney is NOT Gloria Allred's client.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) February 17, 2019
Authorities are investigating the videotape that was obtained by Avenetti, who is representing several clients connected to Kelly’s alleged sexual assault of underage females. He reportedly delivered the tape to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago last weekend and it could lead to an indictment of the controversial singer in Illinois.
“I represent numerous women who allege they were sexually victimized by R. Kelly when they were underage,” Allred said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “The details that CNN reported about what is on the tape that has allegedly been turned over to Chicago law enforcement is of great concern to me, because the person who is described as a 14 year-old alleged victim on the tape may be one of my clients.”
She added, “I am very troubled that this tape has been viewed by the press and by other persons who are not law enforcement.”
Avenatti is best known for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against the current occupier of the white house, Donald Trump. As TheGrio.com previously reported, he dropped a bombshell on Twitter on Saturday when he confirmed the existence of a third tape that allegedly shows the singer engaging in sexual acts with yet another underage girl.
“Update: We have become aware of the existence of a third tape, that allegedly shows further acts of sexual abuse of an underage girl by R Kelly, which we are presently working to recover and turnover to law enforcement,” he tweeted.
Both tapes in Avenatti’s possession are reportedly not the same as the infamous 27-minute footage from 2002, which allegedly showed the R&B singer urinating on a 14-year-old girl. Kelly was slapped with 14 counts of child pornography in 2008 but found not guilty on all counts.