Gayle King wasn't scared of R. Kelly

Gayle King wasn't scared of R. Kelly

The statement was issued a day after Kelly's explosive interview with Gayle King where he suggested that the parents of both Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage were using their daughters to get money out of him.

Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four women, including three who were under-age when the abuse is alleged to have occurred.

Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, told the USA television network CBS that they "absolutely" are in love with Kelly, brushing off allegations that the 52-year-old artist brainwashes women he keeps in homes that operate as de facto sex cults.

When King asked for clarity if both of the young women were involved with Kelly, they replied that "we both have our individual relationships with him and we're all a family".

The pair went on to accuse their parents of being manipulative attention-seekers who wanted to extort money from R Kelly at their expense.

"I have told you guys a million, million times that I am OK where I am and I'm happy, so I just want to let you know that", she said.

Kelly accused her of lying, saying he doesn't "know how to hogtie people", during his dramatic rant.

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"I made both the song and video at a dark time in my life", the singer said.

"When I first met Robert, my parents told me to lie about my age". The couple said they have not spoken to their 23-year-old daughter for two years and asked Kelly to make her available to talk to them.

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.

Clary and Savage were adamant that they "love" Kelly, despite what their parents have said about them being manipulated by the singer.

Kelly, who denied ever having sex with anyone under 17, married 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah D. Haughton in Detroit in 1994 when he was 27. This is all fucking lies for money. All because that's the world we live in. King apparently said that Kelly did this so the girls would know he was there. "Negativity sells, gossip is what sells, rumors are what sell".

R.Kelly has denied all the sexual abuse allegations leveled against him in a first interview since his release.

Two women whose families have complained that Kelly is controlling them spoke to King about their relationship with the singer. "We have reached out, at the direction of the victim, to her lawyer and we are eagerly waiting to speak to her concerning the allegations". Dramatic clips from the conversation took over Twitter, after airing on Tuesday's "CBS Evening News" and Wednesday's "CBS This Morning".

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