UPDATED: 4/1/2019 8:03 AM PDT
Steven Greenberg, who is the attorney of R Kelly, wants to know more about Michael Avenatti’s relationship with Kim Foxx, who is the Cook County State’s Attorney.
Greenberg spoke out to the media before the hearing, stating that he will be requesting all records of Avenatti and Foxx’s communications.
Kelly’s legal team has already begun raising the federal charges against Avenatti’s for extortion. According to the motion filed Monday morning, Greenberg states that Avenatti bragged about his skill to put public pressure on the cooperation Nike, according to federal prosecutors.
Greenberg continues to point out that Avenatti has publicly talked about numerous conversations with Foxx regarding the alleged sex tape.
Foxx is also called out by Greenberg during the motion, mentioning that Jussie Smollett’s case shows she is “able to be influenced and wowed,” which was an apparent reference to Foxx’s discussion with Tina Tchen. Foxx ends up saving herself as a result of that communication.
Avenatti’s responds to the motion by saying, “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.”
The hearing is now over. Greenberg’s has requested all communication between both Avenatti and Foxx. Kelly’s request for travel approval has also been withdrawn. Greenberg states that he knew Kelly’s chances to travel were “slim” considering the matter wouldn’t be taken into consideration until Kelly’s next court hearing, which is said to take place on May 7.