According to recent reports, an aide to R. Kelly allegedly paid a woman to return the infamous sex tape at the center of the singer's child pornography trial. The shocking allegation was disclosed to a judge in closed door hearings last month.

An unnamed Atlanta woman is reportedly willing to testify that she had a threesome with the R&B crooner and the underage girl that appears in the incriminating sex tape. The new witness claims she was given an unspecified amount of money in exchange for a videotape featuring Kelly.

It's unclear whether the singer was aware of the deal between his aide and the witness. Jury selection for Kelly's case began earlier today.

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