The second a part of R. Kelly’s conversation with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning” aired right this moment. It’s Kelly’s first interview since being arrested and charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Illinois.
In the brand new clips, Kelly mentioned his monetary state of affairs, telling King that “people have been stealing my money.” According to CBS, the primary time he went right into a department of his financial institution alone to evaluate his funds was February 21, solely a day earlier than he was arrested on costs of sexual abuse on February 22. He instructed King that he was within the midst of transferring $350,000 between financial institution accounts when he was arrested.
Kelly—who was taken into police custody last night in Chicago over unpaid little one assist—addressed his little one assist state of affairs as effectively, bursting into tears and starting to yell. “How can I pay child support? How? If my ex-wife [Andrea Kelly] is destroying my name and I can’t work? How can I work, how can I get paid, how can I take care of my kids?” he exclaimed.
Kelly additionally unequivocally denied ever abusing Andrea Kelly, who has beforehand accused the singer of home abuse throughout their marriage. “She’s not telling the truth. I have nothing against her, that is my kids’ mother… I’m not disrespecting her by saying she’s not telling the truth, I’m just being honest.” Kelly then grew agitated once more: “Someone sent me something on my phone saying that I hogtied her. I don’t know how to hogtie people! Why would I do that? What kind of woman would tear down a dad who’s trying to have a relationship with their kids? You know how many kids need a relationship with their father?”
Joycelyn Savage (age 21) and Azriel Clary (23)—two girls who reside with Kelly, who the singer regards as his “girlfriends”—reaffirmed their relationships with Kelly whereas sitting down with King. Clary, who met Kelly when she was 17, denied ever having intercourse with him whereas underage. “When I first met Robert, my parents told me to lie about my age. So when I met him, he thought that was 18,” she mentioned, claiming that her mother and father wished express supplies to blackmail Kelly. “When I was 17, my parents were trying to get me to take photos with him, sexual videos with him, all kinds of stuff.”
An prolonged model of King’s interview with Kelly will air as an hour-long primetime particular on CBS this Friday, March eight at eight p.m. ET. During part one of the interview, Kelly addressed his relationships with Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary and responded to allegations made within the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly.”
On February 22, Kelly turned himself in to authorities and pled not guilty. He was released from jail on bond on February 25. The costs stem from incidents that allegedly occurred between 1998 to 2010. They involve three underage girls and one 24-year-old lady.
R. Kelly was recently sued by a girl named Heather Williams—a separate case. Williams claims Kelly sexually abused her in 1998 when she was 16. On Wednesday, Kelly was taken into custody over unpaid little one assist.
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