Michael Avenatti, who is representing three women accusing R. Kelly of sexual assault, described to The Daily Beast on Tuesday the second video he obtained of the R&B star with an underage girl.
According to Avenatti, the video shows Kelly performing and receiving oral sex, peeing on the girl’s anus, vagina, right breast, and face. He penetrates the girl vaginally and anally, chokes her, and repeatedly refers to her as 14. She also refers to herself as 14. He coaches her on what to say and adjusts the camera angle like he’s shooting a porn video. Avenatti said there is no question the man is R. Kelly, and that the other person is 14.
On Twitter, Avenatti shared some incriminating lines that Kelly allegedly says in the tape, including “Give me that 14 year old pussy” and “Show daddy that 14 year old pussy.” He also claimed to have “substantial evidence that R. Kelly and his enablers purposely hid this tape from prosecutors in connection with his 2008 trial and obstructed justice by paying witnesses to assist them in an effort to destroy all copies of the tape prior to trial.”
Avenatti told The Daily Beast that he is aware of a third tape showing Kelly with an underage victim. He said he is working to get the tape.
The girl on this new tape, which Avenatti said he submitted to prosecutors at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago yesterday, is the same person as the one on a previous tape submitted by Avenatti, according to the attorney. CNN reportedly reviewed this prior tape, and it also allegedly shows Kelly “performing multiple sex acts” and urinating on a girl who repeatedly refers to herself as 14 years old. Both videos contain sex acts that are similar to those in a previous video that emerged during Kelly’s child pornography in 2002 (he was later acquitted).
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, told The Daily Beast: “I believe that the public discussion of child pornography is possibly illegal. I would also hope that Mr. Avanetti [sic] would respect the process but he does not. Unfortunately he fails to follow the ethical rules that bind us as attorneys in Illinois.”
Avenatti said that Chicago police have been “phenomenal.”
“This is a bad man,” Avenatti told The Daily Beast. “This guy is a psychopath. There’s no question about it and when this thing finally gets busted wide open, people are going to be shocked at the level of depravity. I know I am.”
“If these girls weren’t black and poor, for the most part, this would have ended a long time ago,” he added.
On Monday night, Kelly was released from jail after posting a $100,000 bond on his $1 million bail.