Kelly Turns Self In After Indictment On 10 Counts Of Sexual Abuse

Kelly Turns Self In After Indictment On 10 Counts Of Sexual Abuse

Kelly Turns Self In After Indictment On 10 Counts Of Sexual Abuse

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx will announce the charges Friday afternoon, the office said in a media release.

He has never been convicted and denies all the allegations.

Kelly, who has been associated with accusations of abusing young women for more than two decades, has been indicted, two sources with knowledge of the development tell CNN.

The video was turned over to the Cook County State Attorney office.

This news comes after high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti claimed last week that he had a new, almost 45-minute video of Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl. However, we can assume that multiple victims testified already at the grand jury [this week], and it's been reported there is at least one video.

According to New York Times, aside from women who had claimed that the singer had sexually abused them, two other women had on Thursday, February 21, come forward to accuse the singer.

Kelly's lawyer told the Chicago Sun-Times he had not yet been notified of the charges against his client but said R Kelly denied any wrongdoing. The now 52-year-old was acquitted in 2008 of child pornography charges stemming from a sex tape he allegedly made with an underage girl. In 2008, he was tried and acquitted on child pornography charges in Chicago.

"Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R Kelly's genre-defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumours of abuse, predatory behaviour, and paedophilia". An alleged sex tape was also presented, which "was a pivotal force leading to the charges".

Washington refused his advances and hid in the bathroom, but Scaff gave him oral sex and then had intercourse with him, "even though I did not have the capacity to consent", she said.

Surviving R. Kelly, a harrowing docuseries that aired on Lifetime earlier this year, renewed interest in the allegations against Kelly.

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