R. Kelly is facing new reports of an alleged VHS sex tape with an underaged girl. On Thursday (Feb. 14), CNN confirmed the video's existence. The network claims to have watched the tape and reports it is "clear and explicit" in detail.
According to CNN, the 42-minute long tape shows a man who "appears to be R. Kelly" having sex with a girl who refers to her genitalia as "14-years-old." The man also reportedly asks the girl to urinate and after she does, he urinates on her.
If the description sounds eerily familiar, it's because Kelly was indicted in 2002 and found not guilty in 2008 over similar child pornography charges.
Last weekend, Michael Avenatti provided the new tape over to Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago. The lawyer spoke exclusively to CNN and revealed a man who was previously close to Kelly's camp came forward with the footage. "My client knows the identity of the girl and R. Kelly," Avenatti said. "He identified the two of them on the videotape. He worked for and has known R. Kelly for decades and he met the girl on a number of occasions."
In a tweet sent out on Thursday, Avenatti made sure to note the new tape in question is not the same video from Kelly's 2008 trial. Avenatti also said he believes the new sex tape was made "within the Illinois statute of limitations."
Steve Greenberg, attorney to the disgraced R&B singer, told the network his client had not been contacted by the police over the recent allegations. "We are unaware of any new information involving Mr. Kelly," he said. "We have not been contacted by anyone. We have not been informed about any new information by anyone and we have not been contacted by law enforcement."
In January, Lifetime aired a six-part documentary series titled "Surviving R. Kelly." In it, several women came forward alleging the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer had sex with them while they were underage. Kelly denied their accusations as he has many times over the years when accused of having sexual relationships with minors.