In an interview set to air on CBS This Morning Wednesday March 6, Kelly emphatically denied the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse filed against him.
“Y’all quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff,” Kelly exclaimed as the tears rolled down. “This is not me. I’m fighting for my f**king life!”
As RadarOnline.com has reported the R&B star allegedly criminally sexually abused four females – and at least three of them were between the ages of 13 and 17.
Kelly, 52, was charged in Cook County, Illinois on Feb. 22. His charges come on the heels of Lifetime’s explosive special Surviving R. Kelly, which exposed him as a sex cult leader, a charge he called “stupid.”
“How stupid would I be to do that? That’s stupid! Use your common sense,” he exclaimed. “Forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want, but just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I’ve been through?"
The singer first faced charges of engaging in unlawful sex acts with minors back in 2002, when a video surfaced allegedly showing Kelly having sex with, and urinating on, an underage girl. But when the alleged victim refused to testify, a Chicago jury found Kelly not guilty.
The new charges were filed after several other women alleged in the January 2019 docuseries Surviving R. Kelly that they were victims of the singer’s sex cult, intensifying the campaign to bring him to justice.
“People are going back to my past, and they’re trying to add all of this stuff now to that, to make all of this stuff that’s going on now feel real to people,” Kelley told Gayle King of CBS.
When challenged that the past is relevant because of the underage girl’s connection, Kelly again fought back, saying it’s not important because he beat those previous charges.
“When you beat something, you beat it,” he said. “You can’t double jeopardy me like that. It’s not fair.”
Kelly is due back in court on March 22.
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