Anotgher person close to R. Kelly has testified in his trial and identified him as the man featured on the sex tape.
A recent employee of R. Kelly testified Tuesday that she didn’t want to believe the R&B superstar appeared on a sex tape at the center of his child pornography trial because he was such a good boss. But now she’s sure he did.
R. Kelly denies he was the man featured on a videotape having sex with an underage girl.
Lindsey Perryman, who worked as a personal assistant to Kelly and his family on and off from around 2000 to 2007, was among the latest witnesses to identify Kelly and the alleged victim as the ones on the graphic 27-minute videotape.
“I didn’t want to think it was them,” a sometimes anxious-looking Perryman said, the 41-year-old Kelly sitting at the defense table just yards away.
In addition, the video tape was not only entered as evidence but also, surprisingly, it was played in open court.
Within hours of their opening statements last week, prosecutors entered the VHS tape into the record as “People’s Exhibit No. 1” and played it in open court. Also last week, several witnesses, including a relative of the alleged victim, testified that they recognized her in the videotape.