Hit with Aaliyah Phony ID Allegation
… Feds Add to Indictment
twelve/five/2019 1:52 PM PT
R. Kelly‘s now struggling with a new allegation in a single of his federal scenarios, and it entails his 1994 relationship toAaliyah.
In accordance to federal docs, received by TMZ, prosecutors say all around Aug. 30, 1994 … Kelly and some others paid out revenue to a community official for “the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #one.” The significant portion of the allegation is the date.
One particular of R. Kelly’s previous tour manager’s,Demetrius Smith, spoke out in “Surviving R. Kelly” and reported he acquired a phony ID for Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, so she would be able to marry Kelly.
Smith states they got a relationship license, which detailed her age as eighteen, and they did without a doubt get married. It is really been commonly noted the marriage took place on Aug. 31.
According to prosecutors, that phony ID buy constitutes bribery, and that allegation’s been additional to the racketeering demand against him in the Japanese District of New York.
Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, tells TMZ they will review the indictment, but “at to start with look it does not show up to materially change the landscape.” And, Kelly’s other attorney, Doug Anton, promises “the cost is preposterous and it smacks of the very same desperation as the overall situation.”