The family of one of R. Kelly's alleged victims were not only aware of an alleged sex tape that has now been handed over to authorities, they believe many more tapes exist.
Gerald Griggs, attorney for the family of Joycelyn Savage, tells The Blast he was contacted by Michael Avenatti and made aware of the existence of a sex tape involving R. Kelly and a minor female.
Griggs says Avenatti asked for the Savage family's assistance and "That we work as much as we can for the interest of the African-American women that are being damaged by this case."
He says the Savage family is on a "united plain" with Avenatti as everyone involved seeks "justice for the survivors."
Griggs tells us he has not seen the tape that Avenatti turned over to the Cook County State Attorney's office allegedly showing 45 minutes of Kelly engaging in multiple sex acts with a 14-year-old girl that included intercourse and urination.
However, Griggs says he had heard rumors of the tape, and through their own investigation believes there is a "stash of tapes" that Kelly allegedly recorded over the years. He feels strongly that "there are more tapes."
As for the identity of the underage girl in the VHS videotape, Griggs says he is aware of the person and has heard her name used in the past. He also tells us it is time for law enforcement to "do their job" and charge Kelly with a crime.
The attorney is adamant that there has been "sufficient evidence" provided in both Cook County and Fulton County, including the assistance of possible victims and now physical video evidence. Griggs finds it concerning that prosecutors have appeared to drag their feet in the case, and points out that it took "outside attorneys," like Avenatti, to get involved and spark some action.