According to TMZ, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office has opened an investigation against R.Kelly into the allegations of molestation and sexual abuse.
LOS ANGELES - The lawyer representing a porn star in a legal battle with US President Donald Trump said Thursday his office has previously unreleased footage of R&B superstar R. Kelly allegedly having sex with a young girl.
Michael Avenatti said his team discovered the alleged graphic tape as representatives of multiple clients linked to accusations against the American singer, who has faced allegations of sexual assault for decades.
Kelly denied the latest allegations on Thursday via his lawyer Steve Greenberg, who said "I have not been contacted by anyone connected with law enforcement, nor has R. Kelly."
In a statement Avenatti said he gave the "new critical video evidence" against the artist to the Cook County State's Attorney in Chicago, where Kelly, 52, lives.
"We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that this predator is brought to justice," Avenatti, 47, tweeted.
The attorney has become a public figure since filing a lawsuit for adult film actress Stormy Daniels in March last year seeking to invalidate a 2016 non-disclosure agreement over an alleged affair with Trump in 2006.
He said the events shown in the alleged footage fell within the state of Illinois' statute of limitations.
The state's attorney's office told AFP it "cannot confirm or deny an investigation" but The New Yorker magazine, citing a law enforcement official, said an indictment is pending and Kelly could face arrest.
The tape, which is nearly 45 minutes long, is reportedly not the same video that saw Kelly face 21 counts of child pornography charges in 2002, a case in which he was acquitted six years later.
CNN, which obtained a copy of the new footage, described it as "clear and explicit." The network said two scenes show a naked man who appears to be Kelly allegedly engage in several sex acts with a female who calls out "daddy." The audio captured with the images suggests the girl is 14 years old.