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R. Kelly's lawyer issues denials of allegations of sexual misconduct



A criminal defense attorney representing R. Kelly said Friday that the musician denies all allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

Steve Greenberg said in an interview with The Associated Press that "the accusations are not true because he never knowingly undertook sex with a minor, never forced anyone to do anything, never arrested anyone, never abused anyone."

Kelly has faced new allegations of abuse this week after the release of "Surviving R. Kelly," a series of documents in which multiple alleged victims of the 52-year-old singer detail accusations of sexual abuse for decades.

Greenberg has said that the documentary did not prove anything.

"It's a group of disgruntled people looking for their 15 minutes of TMZ fame," he told CBS News on Thursday.

"I think all these women did exactly what they wanted to do, because now there's some label, that's not going to change," Greenberg added, referring to the #MeToo movement.

Greenberg also said that R. Kelly did not know that the late singer Aaliyah was 15 when he married her.

"I understand that she did not claim to be 15 years old and, to get married, she had to lie about her age. [He had] No idea, "Greenberg said in an interview on" Good Morning America "on Friday.


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