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R. Kelly’s lawyer concedes ‘sexual contact’ between singer and underaged wife Aaliyah — but then backtracks

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NEW YORK — A lawyer for R. Kelly conceded Tuesday that the singer had “sexual contact” with recording artist Aaliyah during an awkward exchange over the R&B stars’ illegal marriage when she was just 15. But Kelly defense lawyer Thomas Farinella quickly walked back the surprising admission about Kelly and the underage “Are You That Somebody” singer. One of the allegations against Kelly in his Brooklyn Federal Court criminal case is that he bribed an Illinois official to issue a wedding certificate in 1994 stating that Aaliyah was 18 — which if true would have made the marriage legal. Farinella …

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