Azriel Clary’s Parents ‘Take Full Responsibility’ For The ‘Monstrous’ Situation

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The Clarys said Azriel accused them of potentially messing up her chances of going after her dreams.

The permission was granted for a woman named Valerie Marie Payton, whom they allege Kelly said was a representative of his music label, Sony. Kelly maintains his innocence against all allegations.

When she was 17, Azriel was invited to go on tour with the R&B star - something her parents were hesitant about, but reluctantly said yes to because teen allegedly threatened to kill herself had they refused.

Greenberg said, if there is going to be any meeting between Kelly's girlfriends and their parents, it must be in Chicago, since Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary aren't willing to leave the city.

"He flew us to Chicago".

"I promise, we will straighten this out", Kelly told reporters after he was released from jail. "You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure that out". He also alleged that both Jocelyn and Azriel were told they had to meet at a remote location and they don't want to do that.

She said: "I was the beginning of the predatory behaviour".

Azriel Clary's father said he was aware of the rumors of Kelly's sexual misconduct with young girls but he trusted his daughter wouldn't fall prey.

"What she said was, this was an audition", Angelo said, recounting what Azriel said to them.

"I didn't trust [Kelly]". What I trusted was I raised my child right. "I trust my daughter was - will be honest with us".

It was the first interview the couple gave since they spoke to producers of the Lifetime documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly".

This incident comes just days after R. Kelly publicly addressed all the allegations against him, speaking to Gayle King of CBS This Morning for an interview which has seen been viewed by fans and critics of the artist the world over.

While it's not clear who exactly made the call, it appears as though this may have been a drastic attempt by an unknown individual to see the women who live with Kelly removed from the premises.

"I think in retrospect, many of these parents were too trusting", said Michael Avenatti, who is representing the Clarys.

At the end of the day, Angelo says he takes "full responsibility" for the situation they're in with their daughter. "I feel like I failed my daughter because I should have [seen] different signs". I should have seen the change in my baby girl instead of the love that we instilled in her, that she was showing us and putting on a charade. King also interviewed his two girlfriends and now one of the girlfriends' parents.

Azriel's parents claim that Azriel had big dreams of becoming a singer, however, Azriel denies these claims and revealed that her parents pushed her in that direction. "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".

"[My father] is the manipulator", she continued.

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