A grand jury has been assembled in Illinois to look into new allegations against singer R. Kelly, a pair of sources say. Attorney Michael Avenatti said last week he gave the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office a videotape that appears to show Kelly engaging in sex acts with an underage girl.
CNN has seen the tape. The state’s attorney wouldn’t confirm the grand jury proceedings or a new investigation. Kelly’s lawyer told CNN he hadn’t been notified of a grand jury.
Sexual misconduct allegations have hounded Kelly for two decades and gained greater prominence after the docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” aired last month. Kelly has denied the accusations, and all cases, with the exception of the trial in which he was acquitted, have been settled out of court.