R.Kelly Cries In New Interview With Gayle King

R Kelly denied allegations he had sexually abused victims in a new interview by CBS

R Kelly denied allegations he had sexually abused victims in a new interview by CBS

In his first interview since the indictment, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King asked Mr Kelly about allegations that he had sex with women under 18 and that he was physically and verbally abusive.

The full interview is set to air on CBS.

Kelly was arrested on February 22, 2019, for 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse allegedly committed against women and minors between 1998 to 2010.

At one point during the interview, Kelly stands up and rants, saying: "I have been buried alive, but I'm alive".

After R. Kelly's interview was aired, the Savage family held a press conference to say they still believed he was causing harm to their daughter. "This is not me!"

"I'm fighting for my fucking life".

King perhaps registered no more conspicuous combo of disbelief and disgust than when Kelly posited that the two young women now in his life (/possession?) were not taken from their families but given to him, one by a groupie father.

During the 80-minute interview Kelly alleged that people accusing him were doing so for financial gain and also suggested social media made it too easy to accuse people of crimes. You killing me, man!

"I've been assassinated", Kelly said. His hands weren't cuffed.

Kelly has been open about his claims that he was a victim of molestation in the past. "I've never felt like a hostage or anything like that in that nature", she said.

King questioned Kelly about accusations that he's held girls and women against their will, a charge he flatly denied.

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He's referring to when he was indicted in 2002 on 13 counts of child pornography before being acquitted in 2008. He is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse and is now out on bail as he awaits trial.

Reacting to Kelly's interview, another woman, Jerhonda Johnson Pace, tweeted that when she watched it she "saw a man that needs help".

The couple's attorney, Gerald Griggs, bristled at Kelly's assertions that the Savages offered up their daughter to him and were in it for the money.

Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage say it's been two years since they heard from their daughter, 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage. The full Q&A ran almost 80 minutes but thankfully is being meted out bit by bit over two This Mornings this week.

At one point in a clip from the interview, Kelly says, "Stop it". He called them "rumours".

Kelly was also asked about his relationship with the two women he now lives with - Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23.

"That's stupid! Use your common sense", Kelly said. "Can you really say that?" "[To say] 'I just think I need to be monster, hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don't let them eat, don't let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle!"

During the interview Kelly spoke about the great number of artists who have apologized for working with him during their careers and even pulled their work together from streaming services. "I just look at legal", he added.

Kelly noted his acquittal in the child porn case and accused prosecutors of trying the same case again. "I have to tell you, it's so hard to believe that, based on all that we've read and what the women said about you". "It's not fair", he said.

Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for two Kelly accusers, responded to Kelly's "double jeopardy" comment Tuesday on Twitter.

With tears in his eyes, an emotional Kelly declared his innocence.

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