R. Kelly's Lawyer Responds To New Allegations Of Teenage Boy Abuse

R. Kelly’s lawyer has spoken out after it was revealed final week that the star could possibly be dealing with further fees — some involving underage boys.

“That is nothing greater than a veiled effort to pile on to additional form the general public’s notion on this case ignoring that Mr. Kelly is presumed harmless till confirmed in any other case,” Tom Farinella mentioned in a press release per CNN. “The protection will vigorously oppose their requests. Because the trial nears, we’re trying ahead to the reality prevailing.”


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Within the new record of fees, prosecutors say Kelly allegedly sexually abused a 17-year-old boy in 2006. Federal New York prosecutors filed the request saying that the brand new fees are “inextricably intertwined with the proof of the charged crimes.”

They are saying Kelly met with the boy at a McDonald’s in December 2006 and later invited him to his Chicago studio. Kelly then requested the boy what he would do to make it within the music enterprise and allegedly propositioned him sexually and had a sexual encounter with him whereas he was nonetheless underage.