R. Kelly Hit with ANOTHER Allegation Involving Aaliyah
December 5th, 2019
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Singer R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly is facing multiple sexual assault charges and is being held without bail. (Photo by Antonio Perez - Pool via Getty Images)
R. Kelly is now facing a new allegation in one of his federal cases, but this time it involves his 1994 marriage to Aaliyah.
According to federal docs, obtained by TMZ, prosecutors say around Aug. 30, 1994, R. Kelly and others paid money to a public official for “the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1.” The significant part of the allegation is the date.
One of R. Kelly’s former tour manager’s, Demetrius Smith, spoke out in the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary and admitted to purchasing a fake ID for Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, so she would be able to marry Kelly.
Smith says they got a marriage license, which listed her age as 18, and they did indeed get married. It was widely reported that the date of the marriage took place a day after the ID was purchased.
According to prosecutors, that fake ID purchase constitutes bribery, and that allegation’s been added to the racketeering charge against him in the Eastern District of New York.
Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, tells TMZ they will review the indictment, but “at first look it does not appear to materially alter the landscape.” And, Kelly’s other attorney, Doug Anton, claims “the charge is ridiculous and it smacks of the same desperation as the entire case.”
It doesn’t look like Kells is going to see the light of day.
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