Following R. Kelly’s interview with CBS This Morning's Gayle King, the singer’s live-in girlfriends are speaking out and denying the allegations of sexual abuse made against him. Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, defended their relationship with the singer, saying that they are in love with him and that their parents have tried to extort him for money.
During the interview, Clary called her father a “manipulative liar,” and said that her parents tried to persuade her to film her sexual encounters with Kelly when she was underage. She explained, “When I first met Robert, my parents told me to lie about my age. So when I met him, he thought that I was 18. On top of that, 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… And they said, because if they ever have to blackmail him, what they’re trying to do now, they can use it against him, which is exactly what they’re doing.”
Savage chimed, accusing her parents of extortion. She said, “Both our parents are basically out here trying to get money and scam, because they didn't agree on what happened, you know, with music or whatever it could be.”
Clary continued, “My dad and my mom, they started to send threats to both me and Kelly. They said, ‘Oh, I’ll put all your naked pictures all over the world. I’m going to ruin you, I’m going to ruin him. If he doesn’t send $20,000 to this bank account by Monday, oh, I’m gonna put everything out there, and then $10,000 after that.’ You’re trying to solicit me like I’m some f**king h*. I’m not, I’m your child.”
Clary then broke into tears, explaining that the public is believing false truths. She said, “I’m crying because you guys don’t know the truth, you guys are believing some f**king facade that our parents are saying. This is all f**king lies for money and if you can’t see that, you’re ignorant and you're stupid as f**k because you want to be. All because that's the world we live in. Negativity sells, gossip is what sells, rumors are what sell.”
Meanwhile, according to Rap-Up, the parents of both women have denied receiving any money from Kelly. Gerald Griggs, a lawyer for Savage’s parents said, “We have unequivocally denied allegations that the Savage family received money from Robert Kelly. At no point was money given to the Savage family, discussed with the Savage family, requested by the Savage family or offered to the Savage family.”
It was also reported that Kelly’s team told Gayle King that he would not be in the room for the interview. However, he was reportedly present. King said, “After the interview started, he was around the corner behind them. But at points during the conversation he would cough very loudly so they were aware that he was there.”
The extended version of Kelly’s interview is set to air tonight (March 8th) at 8 p.m. on CBS.
NEW R. KELLY ACCUSER COMES FORWARD
In other news, according to The Blast, a new R. Kelly accuser has come forward, saying that she witnessed child sex acts. The woman was reportedly a fan of the singer and ended up in a relationship with him. Sources said that the woman told investigators that she was a victim of sexual abuse and witnessed underage female victims being abused by Kelly.
The woman, however, has not been a part of any other investigation into Kelly’s alleged sexual misconduct.
Sources close to the case have said that they expect a federal indictment to be “coming very soon.”
The woman, who is represented by the same attorney as Joycelyn Savage’s family, wants to remain anonymous.
R. KELLY’S LAYWER FOR 2008 CHILD PORN TRIAL SAYS HE’S GUILTY
On another note, Ed Genson, Kelly’s lead attorney for his 2008 child pornograpy trial, said that the singer is “guilty as hell.” Genson told the Chicago Sun-Times, “He was guilty as hell! I don’t think he’s done anything inappropriate for years. I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else.” On the interview with Gayle King, Genson said, “I’m trying to figure out why he did it. I don’t know whether his lawyer is an idiot. He might be.”
He also said that he helped Kelly change the lyrics to “Ignition,” saying, “It’s a song related to a guy driving around in a car with his girlfriend. It was originally a high school instructor in a class teaching people how to drive a car. I changed the words.”
Genson added, “If you win a case with somebody, they think they’re bulletproof … You’re almost better off, sort of, losing. He thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants. He has done everything he can to hurt himself.”