New information has come out that Kelly paid an Illinois government official to make a fake ID for then 15-year-old singer Aaliyah so he could marry her.
Until now, there hadn’t been any real confirmation of the teenager’s marriage to the much older singer.
According to the New York Times: The new allegation expands on an existing racketeering indictment filed in New York against Mr. Kelly that accuses him of sexually exploiting underage girls and coercing them into illegal sexual activity.
This year, Kelly, 52, has been criminally charged in several jurisdictions on allegations that he sexually abused minors.
Kelly has spent these last few months avoiding a trial by not going to court. Last time Kelly was ordered to come to court, he claimed he had a foot ailment.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Kelly’s lawyer claims the singer had no idea that Aaliyah was 15 when he married her. The marriage was later annulled by her parents who never really have the discuss the matter much publicly since her death.