R. Kelly’s Attorney Recants Statements About Aaliyah After 1994 Clip Surfaces
While trying to silence rumors of his client R. Kelly marrying a then-15-year-old Aaliyah, Steven Greenberg’s words are being combated with footage from 1994.
Additionally, in an ABC News appearance, Greenberg came to Kelly’s defense, claiming, “He was married to her when she was fifteen. Elvis was married to Priscilla. My understanding is that she did not claim to be 15 and in order to get married, she had to lie about her age. Well, hopefully, he’ll sue Lifetime […] for defamation because people shouldn’t be able to do this to someone.”
Subsequent to an unearthed visual from 1994, where Kelly explains that his protege is 14, Greenberg now says that he “misspoke during the ABC interview, and probably shouldn’t have put words in R. Kelly’s mouth, as he says he never spoke to Kelly about Aaliyah specifically. That was 20 years ago. I didn’t know him 20 years ago, I didn’t represent him 20 years ago. And, I wasn’t invited to any wedding.”
Furthermore, in the visual, Kelly introduces the late songstress as “a very talented young lady. She’s 14.”
— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) January 11, 2019
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