Law enforcement officers across the nation proceed to look into R. Kelly’s previous within the aftermath of the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series. According to TMZ, the FBI is investigating the controversial singer for arranging a coast-to-coast journey for an underage lady.
Azriel Clary, one of many alleged victims featured in Lifetime’s explosive documentary, was reportedly flown from Phoenix to Orlando in May 2015. Clary was simply 17 years previous on the time, which has Kelly beneath scrutiny for presumably violating the Mann Act.
The Mann Act is a federal regulation towards the transportation of a minor for the needs of prostitution or “sexual exercise for which any particular person may be charged with a prison offense.”
Sources linked to Clary’s household declare the flight was organized by a girl who was serving as Kelly’s assistant. Sources within the Kelly camp argue he did nothing incorrect as a result of the assistant acquired a letter of consent from Clary’s mom.
TMZ obtained the letter, which is dated September 2015. Although the flight beneath investigation befell months earlier than, Kelly’s crew reportedly believes it exhibits Clary’s household was keen to let her journey.
Since the unique report was revealed, Kelly’s legal professional Steve Greenberg has denied any violation of the Mann Act and claimed the story was “flawed.”
“Mr. Kelly has not violated the regulation,” Greenberg stated. “Certainly not the Mann Act. The story has flawed factual predicates. Beyond that, we stay unaware of any investigation, wherever.”