R. Kelly is due back in court for a hearing on his sex-abuse case.
The R&B singer attended Tuesday morning’s status hearing. It is unclear what issues was discussed, but one matter before the judge involves attorney Michael Avenatti.
Avenatti, who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump, represents two Kelly accusers. But after he was indicted on embezzlement and extortion charges in California, Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, filed a motion asking the judge to order that all messages between Avenatti and the prosecutors handling the Kelly case be preserved as possible evidence of inappropriate coordination and communication leading up to the charges.
Avenatti previously came forward with two sex tapes he claims show Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl … and Kelly’s legal team wanted to know more about Avenatti’s relationship with Foxx, saying they were concerned Avenatti might have “bullied or simply manipulated” Foxx.
The tapes are part of the new evidence that prompted prosecutors to hit R. Kelly with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood has not ruled on the motion.
Kelly was charged in February with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.