A lawyer for two of the women accusing embattled R&B singer R. Kelly of sexual assault is putting it out there that some of Kelly’s longtime employees and managers could be brought up on criminal charges as well.
Attorney Michael Avennatti told Billboard magazine that former employees and managers had a big role in helping the 52-year-old singer’s decade long record of alleged sexual abuse.
According to Billboard in a phone interview with Avennatti:
“More than 10 Kelly associates, such as agents and security guards, could be exposed to criminal liability in the Chicago case for staying silent about abuse or actively assisting Kelly.
During the call Avennati also reportedly said, “Kelly depended heavily on others to target underage girls, to transport them and to pay them off to keep quiet over the years he ascended from busking on Chicago subway platforms to become a best-selling music artist.”
In the much talked about Lifetime docu-series, several R. Kelly handlers spoke of personally knowing of some of his alleged misdeeds.