R. Kelly’s Lawyer Addresses Sexual Abuse Allegations
R. Kelly’s lawyer spoke out in defense of the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer in a pre-taped interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning.
“We know what happened, and we know those things didn’t happen,” lawyer, Steven Greenberg, said.
Greenberg also stated that he hopes Kelly will file a defamation lawsuit against Lifetime. (RELATED: R. Kelly’s Daughter Breaks Silence, Calls Dad A ‘Monster’ And A ‘Terrible’ Father)
Among the multiple abuse accusations, “Surviving R. Kelly” addresses the three-time Grammy winner’s marriage with the late singer, Aaliyah.
Greenberg confirmed that Kelly married Aaliyah when she was 15 and he was 27, but said Kelly didn’t know she was younger than the legal age of consent.
“My understanding is that she did not claim to be 15,” Greenberg said. “And, in order to get married, she had to lie about her age.”
Their marriage lasted for less than a year, and was annulled in February of 1995.