R. Kelly Breaks His Silence In CBS This Morning Interview, Proclaims His Innocence
By CBS News // March 6, 2019
R. Kelly: I'm fighting for my f***ing life!
ABOVE VIDEO: In an explosive interview, R. Kelly is breaking his silence about the sexual abuse charges that landed him in jail last month. (CBS Video)
(CBS NEWS) – R. Kelly is breaking his silence in an explosive interview about the sexual abuse charges that landed him in jail last month. The embattled R&B singer spoke with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King for nearly 80 minutes Tuesday, saying all the women now accusing him of physical and sexual abuse are lying.
“I am surprised that you agreed to do it. Why are you sitting down with us today?” King asked the singer.
“I’m very tired of all of the lies. I’ve been hearing things, and you know, and seeing things on the blogs, and you know, you know, I’m just tired,” Kelly said.
“What are the lies that you’re hearing that disturb you most?” King asked.
“Oh my God. Um – all of them, got little girls trapped in the basement… helicopters over my house trying to rescue someone that doesn’t need rescuing because they’re not in my house,” he said, adding, “Handcuffing people, starving people. I have a harem, what you call it – a cult. I don’t even really know what a cult is. But I know I don’t have one.”
Chicago prosecutors have charged Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Three of the four alleged victims were underage when the suspected crimes happened. Kelly pleaded not guilty, but sources tell CBS News federal and state authorities in at least two states, New York and Illinois, are now investigating a variety of allegations.
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