Michael Avenatti, the lawyer of three of R. Kelly's accusers, has claimed that R. Kelly paid $2 million to the unidentified victim who was at the center of his 2008 child pornography trial.
"To those R. Kelly fans who want to talk about the 2008 trial and the fact that he was acquitted, it was bogus. R. Kelly bought his acquittal," Avenatti said at a news conference before providing details of what he said has been a years-long effort by Kelly to prevent his sexual abuse of several girls from becoming public.
Avenatti also stated that the disgraced singer also paid an associate $100,000 to hunt down missing videos of him having sex with a minor.
"I'd be very surprised if Mr. Kelly ever sees the light of day again outside of federal custody at this point in his life," he said.
The celebrity lawyer also claimed that girls were also abused in Florida and Indiana and that he expects more charges to be announced at some point against other members of Kelly's entourage.