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R. Kelly has been charged in New York for five more acts of racketeering and four more counts of violating the Mann Act.

The disgraced star is accused of allegedly coercing and transporting women and girls across state lines to engage in illegal sexual activity.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all charges in New York and other jurisdictions. 

A New York attorney for Kelly, Douglas Anton, issued a statement, pointing the finger once again at Kelly's alleged victims.

"How does an alleged victim 'forget' such things?" he wrote. "Or... perhaps... these alleged victims are not victims at all, but only women who have been told and instructed, even peer pressured if you will, years later, that the claimed relationship they freely and voluntarily engaged in, should now, in the #metoo era, be classified as 'bad' or 'abusive,' and they are continually seeking to add facts, even if not truthful, to their story, to make the alleged events as salacious as humanly possible."

Kelly's trial date has been set tentatively for Septeber 2020.