R. Kelly’s ‘girlfriends’ speak out in his defense as singer jailed again

Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center Wednesday

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

He has been out on a $100,000 bail (which a fan paid) since his arrest in late February on multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in four cases. "So when I met him, he thought that I was 18".

Clary and Savage's parents believe that Kelly has brainwashed them into taking part in a sex cult; Savage and Clary denied this, saying their parents are all about the money. "After the interview started, he was around the corner behind them", said King.

Kelly was thrown back in jail on Wednesday, and he's expected to remain behind bars until he pays over US$161,000 in child support.

King said he spoke to Kelly's "camp" after the interview aired "to check in to see how they were doing". On the phone call, she told her family that she was with Kelly by choice. "I never thought that he was going to hurt me or hit me", she said, at least not on objective. "I'm not disrespecting her by saying she's not telling the truth, I'm just being honest".

Detroit police said there will be more to come in the case at a later time.

More of the interview is expected to air Thursday. If the evidence against him is overwhelming, "this kind of interview might be kind of a Hail Mary" to influence a potential jury pool.

King asks: "Tell me Azriel, why you're crying".

He and the girl allegedly seen with him denied they were in the 27-minute video, even though the picture quality was good and witnesses testified it was them.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said they were eagerly waiting to speak to the alleged victim and had plans to fly her into MI for an interview.

"R Kelly's tears are out of fear and despair", he said.

Thiagarajah said he might allow a client to do such an interview - but only if he were confident the client could keep his emotions in check and "stick to a script". "You're trying to solicit me like I'm some f-ing ho". R. Kelly is a desperate liar and serial abuser of young girls who should die in prison.

"I didn't do this stuff. This is not me!" When King asked if they had a three-way sexual relationship, Clary said she was not going to talk about her personal life or share what she does "in or outside of the bedroom". I'm trying to have a relationship with my kids and I can't do it! "You all just don't want to believe it".

Also on Wednesday, R. Kelly was taken into custody in Cook County, Illinois, following a court appearance over unpaid child support.

"Yeah, we're with him, yeah, that's what it is", Savage said. His next hearing was scheduled for next Wednesday. But, according to King, the musician stepped into the room halfway through the recorded chat, coughed repeatedly to announce his presence to them, and then repeatedly tried to end the interview.

King, who is winning praise for her interview, said that her children and best friend Oprah Winfrey called to ask if she was anxious for her safety during Kelly's outburst.

Kelly insisted he has done nothing wrong and said some of the women's parents have told him they would destroy his career. Detroit Police Chief James Craig confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that "we are aware of the allegations made against R. Kelly that possibly occurred in 2001". The couple said they have not spoken to their 23-year-old daughter for two years.

Attorney Gerald Griggs, who represents the Savage family, provided physical copies of receipts for flights and expenses to show the family never received money from Kelly.

He later acknowledged: "A lot of it's on me".

He added, "I'm talking about the power of social media". He also said that all of his accusers are lying. Why would I hold all these women! He claims that the only thing that he's guilty of is "having a big heart" and King says that she believes he's honest, although he has acknowledged that he's made mistakes. Hours earlier, Kelly's attorney Steven Greenberg pleaded not guilty on Kelly's behalf, reported the Associated Press.

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