R. Kelly’s girlfriends tearfully defend singer, deny reports of brainwashing and abuse

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R. Kelly breaks silence amid sex abuse charges: 'I have been assassinated'

On Friday, CBS will air the full two-part interview with R. Kelly and his two girlfriends, Azriel Clay and Joycelyn Savage, while the singer faces damning charges, 10 to be exact, of aggravated sexual abuse.

Right now DPD say they still need to speak to an alleged sexual assault victim.

Wendy went on to update her studio audience about part two of King's interview with Kelly, which consisted of extended interviews with the two women, along with taped phone calls to their parents.

Jocelyn Savage and Azriel Clary have defended R kelly during an interview with Gayle King.

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In the CBS interview, Kelly said Savage and Clary are his girlfriends.

That lawyer, Gloria Allred, would not confirm that she represented the woman and Craig said he has not heard back from Allred, either.

Clary and Savage said there is nothing inappropriate going on and they have both an individual and joint relationship with him. He claimed he had moved the money to a new account just before his arrest - which took 5-7 business days - which is why he could not pay his own bail. "And I proposed to Drea who I was in love with and told her, 'Hey, look, I make mistakes. Why would I? How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all I've been through in my way way past, to hold somebody, let alone 4, 5, 6, 50, you said - why - how stupid would I be to do that?!"

"How can I pay child support if my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can't work?"


The R&B singer was taken into custody Wednesday after telling a judge he could not pay $161,000 in back child support. The parents of both women claim that their daughters have been brainwashed by Kelly.

"We're with him, that's our relationship", Clary said on "CBS This Morning". If convicted R. Kelly could spend up to 70 years in prison.

Did you watch Gayle King's interview with R. Kelly? The singer, who was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008, has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty. "We have never asked R. Kelly for money", the statement said. You all quit playing!

They said they were both "in a relationship" with Kelly and that they are not being held captive.


R. Kelly has broken his silence on the sexual and physical abuse allegations brought forward in Lifetime's docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly.

Savage's parents spoke out again Wednesday, calling Kelly's explosive interview "disturbing." "I'm not, I'm your child". "I have told you guys a million, million times that I am OK where I am and I am happy".

According to the Chicago Tribune, Andrea Kelly was granted an order of protection in September 2005 after she alleged that her then-husband slapped her.

Kelly, 52, grew increasingly upset throughout the interview, eventually looking directly into the camera, yelling and standing up out of his chair, but King, on the other hand, sat cool, calm and collected as Kelly lashed out and repeatedly denied all claims against him.


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