It looks like R. Kelly has another charge added to the long list that is already existing. The story of him reportedly marrying Aaliyah when she was just 15-years-old is nothing new, but now it has played a role in another charge against him.
In federal documents obtained by TMZ, prosecutors say around August 30, 1994, R. Kelly and his team paid a public official for “the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1.” According to prosecutors, the purchase of the ID establishes bribery, and the allegation is now being added to the racketeering charge against him in the Eastern District of New York.
Steven Greenberg, R. Kelly’s lawyer told the outlet that they will review the indictment, however, “at first look it does not appear to materially alter the landscape.”
R. Kelly’s other attorney, Doug Anton, said “the charge is ridiculous and it smacks of the same desperation as the entire case.”
Earlier this year, during the premiere of the “Surviving R. Kelly,” docuseries R. Kelly’s former tour manager Demetrius Smith spoke about the matter and claimed that they, in fact, did purchase a fake ID for Aaliyah and that she was listed as 18-years-old on the marriage certificate.
Roommates, what are your thoughts?