Attorney Michael Avenatti says he believes more than 10 people associated with R&B singer R. Kelly should be criminally charged as “enablers” to his alleged sexual abuse of underage girls.
Avenatti spoke at a news conference in Chicago on the same day prosecutors announced 10 counts against the Grammy Award-winning singer.
The attorney said he represents six people in the case, whom he described as two victims, two parents and two “whistleblowers” who may have been members of Kelly’s inner circle.
He says some of Kelly’s associates over the years should also be charged because they “looked the other way” when girls were assaulted “because they didn’t want to kill the golden goose.”
Kelly is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday in Chicago.