R. Kelly claims alleged victims were SOLD to him by their parents

In a dramatic interview that aired on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday, R. Kelly aggressively defended his innocence and insisted that the numerous allegations against him were all lies.

Kelly was arrested in late February on 10 counts of sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, three who were underage at the time of the allegations. Kelly pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, CBS aired part of Kelly’s extensive interview with Gayle King Wednesday morning, during which Kelly became highly emotional and aggressive, at one point getting out of his chair and yelling directly at the camera:  “Y’all trying to kill me!”

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For years, Kelly has been rumored to be running a type of ‘sex cult’ in which women are believed to be under his strict control, and cannot come and go as they please. When King asked Kelly about two women — Jocelyn Savage and Azriel Clary — he is accused of holding against their will in his Chicago apartment, he insisted he was in a consensual relationship with both women. But then he accused the women’s parents of selling their daughters to him.

“What kind of love is it that keeps these young women away from their families?” King asked Kelly, according to the New York Post. 

“What kind of father, what kind of mother would sell their daughter to a man?” Kelly replied.

“So you’re saying the parents handed their daughters, Azriel and Jocelyn, to you? Is that what you’re saying,” King asked.

“Absolutely,” Kelly said.

CBS This Morning announced on its Twitter feed that Clary and Savage also spoke to King. Their portion of the interview is scheduled to air on Thursday morning. 

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