Embattled singer R. Kelly is due back in court on Tuesday over his ongoing child sex abuse cases.
While it is unknown as to why Kelly was issued to appear, Billboard is reporting that one matter before the judge involves attorney Michael Avenatti.
Avenatti, who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump is currently representing two of the four Kelly accusers.
Avenatti was recently indicted on embezzlement and extortion charges in California, and Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, then filed a motion asking the judge to order that all messages between Avenatti and the prosecutors handling the Kelly case be preserved as possible evidence of inappropriate coordination and communication leading up to the charges. Kim Foxx has also come under scrutiny for her possible close relationship with Avenatti.
It seems that Greenberg may be using Avenatti to cast reasonable doubt on the dealing of Kelly's case to have his case thrown out or at least cast doubt amongst the jury when it goes to trial.