Greenberg said in a statement posted to Twitter that the federal charges mostly stem from conduct that is "decades old" and already part of the state case or previous allegations that Kelly had been acquitted of.
In indictments unsealed in Brooklyn, New York, and Chicago on Friday, the prosecutors said Kelly, 52, forcibly kept people under his control and then intimidated witnesses and bought their silence. I don't think people accidentally have sex.
The parents of Joycelyn Savage are anxious that R. Kelly's recent arrest may inspire a suicide pact between their daughter and another woman living with the singer, Azriel Clay. "So I'm not really sure what the criminal activity is there", said Steve Greenberg, Kelly's attorney.
"R. Kelly believed he could fly, but it will be justice to see his oppressive wings clipped", according to a statement from Angel Melendez, special agent in charge of the NY office of Homeland Security.