Kelly, already facing child pornography charges in Illinois, was arrested today Jan. He was being held at the county jail. A statement issued by Kelly's representative, Allan Mayer, called the arrest "a classic case of piling on, in which a local jurisdiction tries to make headlines by attaching itself to a celebrity case. As far as we can tell, the charges all relate to R.
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Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old. Attorney Michael Avenatti , who is representing a man he calls a whistleblower against Kelly, says he handed the tape to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago last weekend. The grand jury viewed the tape, and had been listening to several witnesses over the past few days. They just indicted Kelly, though the charges have not yet been released. Last week, a grand jury convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Attorney Michael Avenatti announced last week that he had handed over to the State's Attorney's office a videotape that he says shows Kelly engaging in sex acts with an underage girl.
One of R. Kelly's accusers says she suffered an epileptic fit after the singer's camp allegedly threatened to release nude pictures of her in the aftermath of docu-series Surviving R Kelly first airing. Kelly for years, it was a six-part series aired by Lifetime last January featuring testimonials by alleged survivors that sparked new attention from authorities. A year later, Lifetime has a follow-up series, ' Surviving R.