R. Kelly: Gayle King Says Kelly Tried To Control Girlfriends' CBS Interview

R. Kelly: Gayle King Says Kelly Tried To Control Girlfriends' CBS Interview

The two girlfriends of accused sexual abuser R. Kelly defended the R&B singer in an interview with CBS's Gayle King that aired Thursday, one day after the network released King's shocking interview with a belligerent Kelly. King, who interviewed him exclusively for CBS News, said she never felt her safety was at risk. She saw Kelly repeatedly for the next four years at his home in Atlanta, and sources claim Kelly gave her herpes when she was 17 years old.

King then said the allegations against Kelly go beyond rumors, noting the decades of accusations of sexual misconduct and assault.

"When I first met Robert, my parents told me to lie about my age", said Clary.

The interview with Kelly was first teased Tuesday night and aired in part Wednesday morning. Kelly shouted and cried about his financial situation and his relationship with his three children. What's more, Kelly recently struggled to pay 10 percent of the $1 million bail that was set in Chicago.

"What kind of woman would tear down a dad who's trying to have a relationship with (their) kids?" "R. Kelly and I have sometimes very untrue things written about us, so in a way this was a bond between us", she said. "When I was 17, my parents were actually making me, trying to get me to take photos with him, take sexual videos with him, all kinds of stuff", she alleged.

Kelly explained the amount he had left in his account was the reason he was unable to pay his $100,000 bail in February and why he still owes ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, nearly $200,000 in child support. "If I was gonna take my 19-year-old daughter to [a concert of] a 49-year-old icon, celebrity, whatever, I'm not gonna put her on the stage and leave her". The parents of the two women denied they sold their daughters to him. I'm not disrespecting her. Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary described their relationship with him, defending the 52-year-old, despite their family's outspoken disapproval and fear for their safety. R. Kelly is a desperate liar and serial abuser of young girls who should die in prison.

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'All of them are lying, ' Kelly said in segments of the interview broadcast Wednesday.

Two of the women mentioned in the documentary are Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary. He was tried on child pornography charges in 2008 and found not guilty.

King, who seemed surprised that Kelly had never before gone to a bank by himself, asked Kelly about the reports of cash settlements to his accusers. The CBS This Morning interview topped YouTube's trends and went viral. He said he "loves" them and they're "my girlfriends".

What is the child support case?

Kelly has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing. "I would never share with no one what I do in or outside of the bedroom". "She's not telling the truth".

Kelly said those lies include that he's holding women against their will and that he has a "cult". Kelly is facing sexual abuse charges in Chicago and a judge sent Kelly to jail on Wednesday after he said he couldn't afford to pay $161,000 in back child support.

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