R&B star rebuffs sex claims
A LAWYER for R. Kelly says that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary.
Steve Greenberg offered his most vehement defence of the Grammy-winning recording artist, pictured, since a prosecutor in Chicago this week urged potential victims to come forward after the screening on TV of the documentary Surviving R Kelly, which revisited old allegations and brought new ones to the light.
Mr Greenberg portrayed Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, as a victim of a television “hit piece”.
“The allegations aren’t true because he never knowingly had sex with underage women, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone,” Mr Greenberg said.
Surviving R. Kelly follows the BBC’s R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes, which was released last year. It alleged the singer was holding women against their will and running a “sex cult”.