R Kelly’s lawyer confirms singer married Aaliyah when she was 15 but claims he had ‘no idea’

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R Kelly’s lawyer has confirmed the singer married Aaliyah when she was 15 years outdated – however is claiming Kelly had ‘no concept’ that was her actual age.

Steven Greenberg spoke to Good Morning America in a phase that aired on Friday morning. 

He pushed again towards accusations of sexual abuse towards Kelly, that are detailed within the six-part Lifetime documentary Surviving R Kelly.

Requested whether or not Kelly married Aaliyah – whose full title was Aaliyah Haughton – when she was 15, Greenberg stated: “He was married to her when she was 15.”


Greenberg then referenced Priscilla Presley, who married Elvis Presley when she was 21 years outdated after assembly him aged 14.

He then claimed that Kelly wasn’t conscious of Aaliyah’s age.

“My understanding is that she didn’t declare to be 15 and, so as to get married, she needed to lie about her age. [He had] no concept,” Greenberg stated of Kelly.

Kelly is now 52 and was 12 years Aaliyah’s senior.

Surviving R Kelly has prompted a number of celebrities to publicly denounce Kelly. John Legend participated within the documentary.

He later wrote on Twitter: “To everybody telling me how brave I’m for showing within the doc, it didn’t really feel dangerous in any respect.

“I consider these girls and don’t give a f*** about defending a serial baby rapist. Straightforward determination.”


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Girl Gaga and the band Phoenix have each apologised for working with Kelly previously.

Regardless of going through various sexual misconduct allegations over the previous 20 years, Kelly has by no means been convicted. Final yr, he denied accusations of holding younger girls in an abusive cult.

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