The allegations made by the ladies who appeared on Surviving R. Kelly have shaped a authorized state of affairs for the R&B icon. While he’s reportedly beneath investigation because of the info that got here to gentle within the documentary sequence, the singer could also be planning to take authorized motion in opposition to the community that produced the controversial content material. His lawyer, Steven Greenberg, has lately appeared on ABC News in his protection. During the interview, Greenberg made claims that now seem to have been false.
When requested whether or not R. Kelly was married to Aaliyah when she was underage, the lawyer cited Kelly’s ignorance. “He was married to her when she was fifteen. Elvis was married to Priscilla,” he stated. “My understanding is that she didn’t declare to be 15 and to be able to get married, she needed to lie about her age.” He additionally said,”Well, hopefully, he’ll sue Lifetime …] for defamation as a result of individuals should not be capable to do that to somebody.”
A video R. Kelly boasting about his musical protégée debunks this situation, nonetheless. It reveals the starlet and the producer in a recording session throughout which Kelly says, “Right now I am producing a really proficient girl — a younger girl. She’s 14, Aaliyah. She’s actual avenue.”
According to TMZ, Greenberg now says that he “misspoke in the course of the ABC interview, and possibly should not have put phrases in R. Kelly’s mouth, as he says he by no means spoke to Kelly about Aaliyah particularly.” He additionally added, “That was 20 years in the past. I did not know him 20 years in the past, I did not characterize him 20 years in the past. And, I wasn’t invited to any wedding ceremony.”