R. Kelly's Legal Team Wants Sex Tapes to Start Mounting Defense Strategy
R. Kelly My Lawyers Need to See the Sex Tapes … Mounting His Defense
R. Kelly and his legal team are demanding to get their hands and eyes on the alleged sex tapes that prompted the 10 counts of sexual abuse … and they’re hoping to walk out of court Friday with them.
Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, tells TMZ … prosecutors will begin handing over discovery materials during a court hearing Friday in Chicago. He says there’s no guarantee what they’ll get right off the bat — could be police reports, case material from Kelly’s 2008 trial but, obviously, the items they’re most anxious to see are the 2 tapes Michael Avenatti turned over to Cook County prosecutors.
Greenberg says he hasn’t seen the tapes — which Avenatti claims show Kelly engaged in various sex acts with a 14-year-old girl — so he can’t really begin to mount a defense strategy. Once he does get them, a couple different things could happen.
He’ll immediately order a full forensic analysis of the tapes … if he and Kelly believe the tape does show the singer. If they don’t think it’s Kelly, Greenberg says he’ll speed things up