A felony protection legal professional representing R. Kelly stated Friday that the musician denies all allegations of sexual misconduct leveled in opposition to him.
Steve Greenberg stated in an interview with The Associated Press that “the allegations aren’t true as a result of he by no means knowingly had intercourse with an underage girl, he by no means compelled anybody to do something, he by no means held anybody captive, he by no means abused anybody.”
Kelly has confronted renewed allegations of abuse this week following the discharge of “Surviving R. Kelly,” a docuseries through which a number of alleged victims of the 52-year-old singer element decades-long accusations of sexual abuse.
Greenberg has stated that the documentary proved nothing.
“It’s a bunch of disgruntled folks on the lookout for their 15 minutes of TMZ fame,” he advised CBS News on Thursday.
“I imagine that each one of those ladies did precisely what they needed to do. Because now there’s some hashtag, that is not going to alter,” Greenberg added, referring to the #MeToo motion.
Greenberg has additionally stated that R. Kelly didn’t know the late singer Aaliyah was 15 when he married her.
“My understanding is that she didn’t declare to be 15 and, so as to get married, she needed to lie about her age. [He had] no thought,” Greenberg stated in an interview on “Good Morning America” on Friday.