A man has claimed to have found a video tape that appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing underage girls.
Gary Dennis told reporters that he handed the tape to authorities after discovering it at his house.
Dennis, a nursing home worker, said he came across the footage whilst sorting through a box of old video tapes.
He played one tape with a recording of a football match after finding it had been labelled “R. Kelly”. He expected it to have been recorded over with an old concert but instead it contained sexual abuse, he alleges.
Dennis did not say much about the sex tape which he claims appears to have been filmed in the 90s, but he said it appeared the girls were doing and saying what they were told to do by R. Kelly.
After the discovery he said he had a “moral duty” to notify law enforcement and contacted Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing women who claim to have been sexually abused by R. Kelly.
The tape was then turned over to the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
This will mark the third tape that has been turned over to authorities in the past month. Attorney Michael Avenatti turned over two tapes of Kelly to Chicago police.
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, reacting to the new development said:
“R. Kelly denies that he is on any tape with under aged girls. The doubt here is self-evident, with reporting that the man on the tape kinda, sorta looks like R Kelly. That doesn’t make it him. It is not him.”
“The larger question is what the authorities are doing about the Dennis’ possession of what they believe is child pornography in their tape collection.” he said.
“It is obviously now just open season on R. Kelly. It is irresponsible to continue to take the speculation of every Tom, Dick and Harry, and report it as if it is fact,” he added.