R. Kelly Attorney Wants Michael Avenatti Communication

R. Kelly’s legal team is already raising Avenatti’s federal charges for extortion. According to the motion filed Monday morning, Greenberg says Avenatti bragged about his ability to put public pressure on Nike … at least, according to federal prosecutors. Greenberg also points out Avenatti has publicly talked about multiple convos with Foxx regarding the alleged sex tape. In docs, Kelly’s lawyer says Avenatti has “acted as a de facto prosecutor.” Greenberg also calls out Foxx in the motion … saying the Jussie Smollett case shows she is “able to be influenced and wowed” — a clear reference to Foxx’s communication with Tina Tchen. Foxx ended up recusing herself as a result of that communication. Greenberg is concerned Avenatti might have “bullied or just simply manipulated” Foxx. Avenatti’s response to the motion is, “[Greenberg] is now trying to distract attention away from the clear guilt of his client by raising bogus arguments about me and Kim Foxx. The evidence is the evidence. Multiple witnesses/tapes, plus DNA. R Kelly will be convicted for his sexual abuse of girls.”

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