Bennie Lee Edwards Sr., a relative of the alleged victim, took the stand this afternoon for the state.
Like Simha Jamison and Peter Thomas, Edwards, a 44-year-old truck driver, testified that he'd watched the sex tape this morning and could positively identify the alleged victim and R. Kelly as the people on it. He too estimated the alleged victim was 13 or 14 at the time the tape was made.
He said his son was in a pop group with the alleged victim and two other relatives in the late 90s, and that they had toured extensively abroad. His son is now a musician in Lionel Ritchie's band, he said.
But Edwards also testified he'd been arrested for possession of crack cocaine earlier this year. He denied the crack was his his but said he was attending drug school.
And when defense attorney Ed Genson got the chance to cross examine him, things quickly got worse.
Under direct questioning from the state, Edwards claimed he had not seen the tape until today and that he had not wanted to. But quizzed by Genson, he eventually conceded that he had.
Asked who he had watched it with and who supplied the tape, he repeatedly responded, "I can't recall."
Edwards denied threatening R. Kelly when Kelly dropped Edwards' sister, Sparkle, from his record label.
But the damage was already done. Prosecutor Shauna Boliker let Edwards go without questioning him further.