Under-fire R. Kelly and his lawyers are demanding to see the alleged sex tapes that may end up sending him to prison as they prep to go to court.
According to TMZ, Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg says prosecutors will start handing over discovery materials during a court hearing today (Friday 22nd) in Chicago. He says there’s no guarantee what they’ll get right off the bat — could be police reports, case material from Kelly’s 2008 trial but, obviously, the items they’re most anxious to see are the 2 tapes Michael Avenatti turned over to Cook County prosecutors.
R. Kelly’s attorney says that he also hasn’t seen the tapes, which Avenatti claims show Kelly engaged in various sex acts with a 14-year-old girl, so he can’t really begin to mount a defence strategy. Once he does get them, a couple of different things could happen.
He’ll immediately order a full forensic analysis of the tapes if both he and Kelly believe the tape does show the singer. If they don’t think it’s Kelly, Greenberg says he’ll speed things up to trial.