Kelly Faces Civil Suit

As R. Kelly prepares for his criminal trial involving child pornography charges, the R&B star has been hit with an order to give a deposition in a civil lawsuit filed by a woman who claims he secretly videotaped the two of them having sex.

The deposition is expected to take place after the criminal trial, which is scheduled for mid-July and should last two weeks, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Kelly has been charged with 14 counts for allegedly videotaping himself having sex with a minor.

In the civil lawsuit, the woman, who is of age, learned of the sex tape by finding out it was available on the Internet, according to her attorneys.

“We want to find out what happened the night he videotaped a young lady without her consent,” attorney Patrick Condron told the Sun-Times.

Kelly’s attorney reportedly said the statute of limitations had run out on the woman’s claims of invasion of privacy, and Kelly would likely assert his 5th Amendment rights to protect against self-incrimination, given his pending criminal trial.