Published: Fri, March 08, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

R. Kelly’s girlfriends tearfully defend singer, deny reports of brainwashing and abuse

R. Kelly’s girlfriends tearfully defend singer, deny reports of brainwashing and abuse

In the interview, Clary said she first met Kelly at one of his concerts in 2015.

Savage's family held a press conference on Tuesday, the same day that an interview with Kelly aired on CBS This Morning.

He also reflected on the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly in which multiple women shared their allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of the singer.

He also said he never held a woman against her will and denied claims he has a harem or cult of women and said that's just another lie about him concocted by bitter exes or others out for money. That's why most defence attorneys urge clients to keep quiet. "I love them and it's like they're my girlfriends, it's like we have a relationship". Someone said I hog-tied her, I don't know how to hoe-tie people!

The full interview is set to air on CBS. "I'm a man. I make mistakes, but I'm not a devil, and by no means am I a monster". "Why would I?" Kelly said. In response to King's suggestion that a lot of that issue "was on [him]", Kelly admitted: "A lot of it's on me".

"He's looking to influence a jury with this interview, and even though he looked very bad, remember that judges and juries read papers too". "I was more anxious that he was going to get up and leave", she explained. Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who's representing two of Kelly's alleged victims, tweeted out, "Key things we learned from the R. Kelly interview: 1".

Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, has said his client did not "knowingly" have sex with underage girls. "They're old rumours, new rumours, future rumours". "I was more anxious that he was going to get up and leave", King explained. And they have never asked R. Kelly for a single penny.

"I didn't do this stuff! This is not me!"

"I didn't do this stuff!" he says angrily.

He insisted people were trying to ruin his 30-year career, but then said his fight was "not about music". "My kids is listening to this, all of this nonsense and I ain't been able to spend no time with them".

R. Kelly was arrested and returned to jail Wednesday. "How can I pay child support?" he asked.


After Wednesday's child support hearing, Kelly's publicist, Darryll Johnson, confirmed what has been widely reported in recent months: Kelly's concert dates are drying up. "Didn't know what the hell was going on", he said.

Kelly told King that he only had around $350,000 in his account. Kelly's team, he said, was working hard to get the $161,633 needed to secure his release. His next hearing was scheduled for next Wednesday.

The lack of cash forced Kelly to spend a weekend in a Chicago jail, until a 47-year-old suburban business owner put up the money.

What about the emotional TV interview?

The women maintain their parents are attempting to "scam" money from Kelly.

Meanwhile, Clary, 21, and Savage, 23, described their relationship with Kelly.

"Azriel and Joycelyn Savage have been manipulated and convinced by him to lie to protect him from serious criminal charges", the statement said. The witness turned the tape over to authorities and identified the girl, who repeatedly states her age on the footage, according to court documents.

In the first clip, King asks Kelly about the 10 charges of aggravated sexual abuse he's now facing, leading him to point out that he was acquitted in his 2008 child pornography case.

In 2002 he was charged after allegedly filming himself having sex with a 14-year-old girl. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

You all quit playing! "I beat my case".

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