King interviewed Kelly's two live-in girlfriends, Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, who defended the singer and claimed their parents were attempting to blackmail him. When King asked for clarity if both of the young women were involved with Kelly, they replied that "we both have our individual relationships with him and we're all a family". "So when I met him, he thought that I was 18", she said.
"Here's the deal. So many people have been stealing my money. Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me", Kelly said.
To the contrary, Clary told King, she attempted suicide because of pressure to become a performer.
Furthermore, the alleged victim said she visited Kelly at his Atlanta home "for a period of four years", during which time Kelly gave her herpes, when she as 17 years old.
The Detroit Police Department reportedly got information a month ago about an alleged 13-year-old victim that the singer was dealing with in 2001.
The charges against Kelly and his interview with King followed the January debut of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries. Last month, his attorney Steve Greenberg cited "mismanagement", "hangers-on" and "bad deals" as some of the reasons Kelly "really doesn't have any money", CNN reported.
On Friday, March 8, CBS will broadcast a separate interview King conducted with two young women now living with Kelly. The recently-jailed R&B singer spoke on the issue a day prior to his arrest, on a CBS broadcast with interviewer Gayle King. The parents of the two women also deny they sold their daughters to him.
"We all are a family, all together", Clary said.
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It has indicted and convicted several of those formerly close to Trump, including Cohen and his ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort. He mocked his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and former FBI Director James Comey, both of whom Trump fired.
King confirmed and continued by describing other moves Kelly took to stop the interview - though he was unsuccessful. "It never occurred to me in watching this that he could be violent toward Gayle".
"If you get someone who is ranting and raving, I would never let that kind of person ever do an interview", he said.
"This isn't about music", R. Kelly said during the interview.
"Both our parents are out here trying to get money and scam. they're just very upset", Savage told King. He said the money was being transferred to a new account when he was arrested - which is why he couldn't post bail after being indicted on 10 counts of sexual abuse in February.
Clary called her father "manipulative".
A lawyer representing the couple bristled at the allegation during a news conference Wednesday, saying Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage never asked for or received money from Kelly. "All of the victims and parents can not be lying".
It shouldn't come as much of surprise, but R. Kelly's impassioned pleas to reconnect with his children were likely spoken in vain.
But Gardere said he never anxious about things progressing that far. R. Kelly is a liar, a manipulator and sociopath who must be brought to justice for his decades of sexual assault on underage girls.