Lawyer Claims That R. Kelly Didn't Know About Aaliyah's Age Because She 'Lied'

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In an interview with ABC News, Steven Greenberg defended his client against the allegations raised in Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary.
Paula Rogo Jan, 12, 2019

R. Kelly’s lawyer has denied that the R&B singer knew that Aaliyah was only 15 when he married her in a defensive interview with ABC News on Thursday.

Steven Greenberg fiercely defended his client, saying that the Lifetime docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, was “crap.”

The six-part documentary chronicles decades of the singer’s alleged sexual misconduct, which he has continuously denied. With more than 50 interviews with Kelly’s victims, former associates, and family members, it has been a revealing portrayal of how the “Ignition” singer allegedly terrorized and assaulted young Black girls for decades.

“There are no underage victims,” Greenberg told ABC News. “There are no sexual assault victims. There are no victims of domestic violence that they’re going to find. It just didn’t ever happen.”

Greenberg also pushed back against the allegations that R. Kelly married Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old, instead spinning the known facts to say that his client did not know her age.

“… my understanding is that she did not claim to be 15, and in order to get married, she had to lie about her age.”

“And he is saying that he had no idea?” interviewer Linsey Davis asked.

“No idea,” Greenberg confirmed.

Since the premiere of Surviving R. Kelly, many celebrities have come out to denounce the R&B singer.

But Greenberg says that he expects “that all this blows over.“

”I think R. Kelly is going to be the easiest client I ever had, because he didn’t do anything wrong and he’s not going to get charged with anything,“ he said. ”So I’m not going to have to do anything.“