Kelly is presently on bail after being accused of sexually abusing 4 girls, together with three youngsters, between Could 1998 and January 2010.
The newest discovery was introduced by lawyer Gloria Allred at a press convention the place she advised journalists it was discovered by couple Gary and Sallie Dennis in a field of outdated VHS cassettes at their residence.
Neither Allred nor Dennis elaborated on how the tape got here to be within the couple’s possession.
“Previous to studying that such a tape was of their possession, Sallie had seen the Lifetime documentary known as Surviving R. Kelly,” mentioned Allred.
“She was emotionally very disturbed by what the ladies within the documentary alleged had occurred.
“Someday after that, Sallie and her husband found to their shock that they’d a VHS tape that might be useful in studying what had occurred to those younger women who had come into contact with R. Kelly.”
Allred mentioned that whereas she had not seen a earlier tape that had been extensively reported within the media, she didn’t consider it was of the identical act.
She mentioned it confirmed “what gave the impression to be R. Kelly sexually abusing youngsters” however declined to enter additional element.
However she urged others who possess such tapes however could also be reluctant to confess that they’ve them to come back ahead to her or to legislation enforcement.
Gary Dennis mentioned he had made the invention whereas going by means of outdated sports activities tapes and making an attempt to resolve which of them to maintain and which to throw out.
“He was telling them what to do and what to say, and it appeared that he was controlling the digital camera,” mentioned Denis.
Dennis mentioned that as a father to 2 daughters himself, he reacted in horror and his first intuition was to throw the tape out, however after discussing the matter along with his spouse contacted Allred.
The tape is the third to purportedly present Kelly partaking in such acts. The primary two have been reported by Michael Avenatti, a lawyer representing different girls concerned within the case.
A number of girls have come ahead for the reason that airing of the six-part documentary in January to say the 52-year-old singer had sexual relations with women beneath the age of 16 and stored intercourse slaves.
The small print of the present prison case echo earlier accusations of sexual misconduct which have dogged the artist for the final 20 years.
In 2002, he was criminally charged for allegedly filming himself having intercourse with a 14-year-old lady. He was tried in that case and acquitted of kid pornography prices in 2008.
A 2017 BuzzFeed report later alleged he had stored girls as digital intercourse slaves at houses he owns in Chicago and Atlanta.