R. Kelly Calls Sexual Abuse Allegations "Stupid" in New Interview

R. Kelly Calls Sexual Abuse Allegations

EARLIER (March 5, 8:38 p.m. ET): At the end of February, R&B singer R. Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse against four victims, three of which were minors.

"I think all the women are lying", Greenberg said after Kelly turned himself in to police.

In a statement to CNN in August 2017, Kelly publicist Trevian Kutti denied Pace's allegations.

After King explained that the claims are credible, Kelly responded by totally denying them.

He denied ever holding anyone against their will before turning his focus away from King and instead directly onto the camera, for what became a monologue on his innocence. I need help. I need somebody to help me not have such a big heart.

King earned praise from her fellow journalists for handling the situation with composure.

"I thought a couple of times that maybe we're witnessing a breakdown as it's happening, and that's why I asked him towards the end of the interview, 'Have you thought about therapy, or are you in therapy?'" she also notes. "But I need you guys to know-I need you to understand that I'm very happy".

"That's stupid! Use your common sense", he continued. R. Kelly was abusive to me, emotionally, physically, and verbally. "I'm fighting for my f-- life". "Y'all trying to kill me!" he said.


King said later that she did not feel physically threatened, although she anxious Kelly might knock into her accidentally.

King attempted to calm him down, but it didn't work. "Thirty years of my career!". 30 years of my career!

"Forget how you feel about me!" This is not about music!

Kelly said of his relationships: "I love 'em". And I can't do it! I just want everybody to know-my parents and everybody in the world-I'm totally fine and I'm happy where I'm at.

"You guys believe in some fucking façade that our parents are saying", she said.

Kelly will be back in court later this month.

"This is not true! It doesn't even make sense", he said.

He said he had no reason to hold women against their will.


"I'm going to answer your question".

"Robert, we have to have a conversation".

"How come it was OK for me to see them until they wasn't getting no money from me?"

"You sound like you're playing the victim here", King said.

R. Kelly's tears are out of fear and despair. Quit playing! I didn't do this stuff!

"I was never afraid, I never thought that R Kelly was going to hurt me", King tells ET.

Kelly grows more and more agitated as King calmly interjects before ultimately letting him continue. The songwriter said he believes social media is to blame for fueling the allegations.

"This is wild. @GayleKing is again teaching a master's class in interviewing", PBS News Hour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor tweeted.


King spoke to ET on Wednesday, and she shared that her best friend, Oprah Winfrey, as well as her two children, daughter Kirby and son William, actually called her to check on her given Kelly's intensity. "Outstanding job! Tell @CBSThisMorning we want to see the whole thing". "Tired. Fed up. Used to your lies". After years of delays and a reduction to 14 counts, in 2008 Kelly was found not guilty of all charges after the jury deliberated for a day.

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