A new videotape has emerged which shows R. Kelly “sexually abusing children”, claims a lawyer for one of the alleged victims.
The R&B star is currently out on bail after being accused of sexually abusing four women, including three teenagers, between May 1998 and January 2010.
The latest allegations were made by lawyer Gloria Allred at a press conference on Sunday where she told journalists the video was found by couple Gary and Sallie Dennis in a box of old VHS cassettes at their home.
Neither Allred nor Dennis elaborated on how the tape came to be in the couple’s possession.
“Prior to learning that such a tape was in their possession, Sallie had viewed the Lifetime documentary called Surviving R. Kelly,” said the lawyer.
“She was emotionally very disturbed by what the women in the documentary alleged had happened.
“Sometime after that, Sallie and her husband discovered to their surprise that they had a video that could be helpful in learning what had happened to these young girls who had come into contact with R. Kelly.”
Allred said it showed “what appeared to be R. Kelly sexually abusing children” but would not go into further detail.
Gary said he had made the discovery while going through old sports videos.
“He was telling them what to do and what to say, and it appeared that he was controlling the camera,” he said.
Gary said that as a father of two daughters himself, he reacted in horror and his first instinct was to throw the video out, but after discussing the matter with his wife, he contacted the lawyer.
The video is the third to purportedly show Kelly engaging in such acts. The first two were reported by Michael Avenatti, a lawyer representing other women involved in the case.
Multiple women have come forward since the airing of the six-part documentary in January to say the 52-year-old singer had sexual relations
with girls under the age of 16 and kept sex slaves.