In a teaser for an interview that will air in full over two days starting Wednesday on "CBS This Morning", Kelly says allegations he slept with underage girls are not true and a product of "people", whom he did not identify specifically in the released clip, "going back to my past".
When King persisted in questioning Kelly, he raised his voice and said: "Stop it. Y'all quit playing!"
The singer wept, said he had little money left and blamed his ex-wife for destroying his reputation and his relationship with his children. How can I get paid?
"That's stupid. Use your common sense", he said.
Hours later, Kelly went to the child-support hearing "expecting to leave". The court ordered Kelly to make a monthly payment of $20,833 on January 8, 2009, but Kelly did not show up to that hearing, according to CNN.
Kelly is out on bail of $100,000 for that case and has another court date March 22.
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One livid fan even suggested the Jackson estate should pursue legal action in the wake of the documentary and its allegations. Allegations of sexual abuse by Jackson first arose in the 1990s and followed him for several decades.
In Kelly's case, he and his attorney might have decided they had nothing to lose after the Lifetime series, said Fred Thiagarajah, a prominent Newport Beach, Calif., attorney and former prosecutor. "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, '" Clary said. "And that's when it became real to me, like 'Drea, you're being abused'".
During the interview, Kelly insisted he was innocent, telling King he was being "buried alive" and "assassinated". Both women said they were in love with Kelly.
Later, when King asked why the musician thought so many women had all laid the same allegations on him, he adopted an argument historically favoured by those responding to such claims: that the women were doing it for the attention. Clary even claimed that her parents encouraged her to make sexual videos with Kelly while she was still 17, so that they would have footage to blackmail him in the future. Savage agreed with Clary, saying: "Our parents are out here just to get money".
But the dangers of such an interview might outweigh any benefits if Kelly locked himself into a particular defence, Thiagarajah said, adding: "He may not know all the evidence against him".
"We never "sold" our daughter to him or anyone else". R. Kelly is a desperate liar and serial abuser of young girls who should die in prison. "All of the victims and parents can not be lying", Alice and Angelo Clary said in a statement on Wednesday. The singer-turned-actress apologized for ever collaborating with R Kelly and said she was pulling their duet from all streaming services.
"At no point have the Savages requested or received money from [Kelly]", Griggs said. "How come it was OK for them to see me until they weren't getting no money from me?"