R. Kelly's lawyer says the singer is "shell-shocked" by the aggravated sexual assault charge against him and plans to turn to the authorities on Friday night.
Steve Greenberg told The Associated Press that his client is "extraordinarily disappointed and depressed" by the 10 counting Chicago prosecutors filed with him.
Greenberg said he had offered to sit down with prosecutors before charges were filed to discuss "why these charges are unfounded." But they refused, he said.
He said Kelly maintains his innocence and looks forward to being acquitted during the trial.