A surprise witness from Atlanta is expected to testify for the defense at the R. Kelly trial today. The witness arrived in Chicago yesterday afternoon and was hustled away by defense attorneys. The man is expected to dispute a woman's claims that she engaged in a threesome with Kelly and the young girl at the center of child molestation charges against Kelly.
The girl who was 13 when prosecutors claim she appeared in a video engaging in sex acts with Kelly, has maintained that she is not the girl in the video. But several witnesses have come forward to identify the girl and Kelly as the subjects in the video.
the surprise witness is said to be the boyfriend of a woman who was set to testify against Kelly on Wednesday afternoon. The trial was abruptly halted at noon on Wednesday by Judge Vincent Gaughan before the woman could take the stand to describe a threesome she allegedly had with Kelly and the girl.
CBS 2 reported exclusively Tuesday night that defense attorneys claim the woman was trying to extort money from Kelly with false claims about that sexual threesome and even sought to have her arrested.
The mystery prosecution witness reportedly will claim she got tens of thousands of dollars from Kelly's people to return a tape of the threesome.
Damn, I miss Court TV.