R. Kelly's defense team has been given a copy of video evidence which allegedly shows him assaulting one of four victims in his case.
According to prosecutors, the video depicts Kelly assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
Judge Lawrence Flood also signed a protective order allowing Kelly's attorneys to view the evidence without committing a crime, as technically the video is child pornography. They have been barred from sharing the video.
"If there's any violation of this protective order, I'm going to impose sanctions – severe sanctions," Flood said. "Plus, there could be criminal implications to a violation of this protective order."
Kelly pleaded not guilty earlier this month to 11 new charges in his sexual assault and sexual abuse case. The next hearing in his case is scheduled for August 15.
According to Kelly's crisis manager and spokesman Darrell Johnson, the disgraced singer wants the trial to begin as quickly as possible.