Singer R. Kelly denies sexual abuse expenses in CBS interview

Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday denied sexual abuse expenses towards him and broke into tears whereas saying he was preventing for his life, based on interview excerpts launched by CBS (CBS.N) tv.

Kelly, 52, pleaded not responsible in February to expenses that he sexually assaulted three teenage ladies and a lady in alleged incidents courting again to 1998, weeks after a Lifetime tv documentary leveled new accusations towards him.

In his first interview for the reason that indictment, “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King requested Kelly about allegations that he had intercourse with ladies beneath 18 and that he was bodily and verbally abusive.

“Not true,” the “I Consider I Can Fly” singer responded in a clip of the interview performed on the CBS Night Information. CBS additionally offered a transcript of the excerpts from the interview.

King, who spoke to Kelly in Chicago, his hometown, then requested if he had held anybody towards his will. “I don’t have to. Why would I?” he stated.

The singer grew indignant and emotional because the interview went on, turning to make his argument on to the digital camera. “That’s silly. Use your frequent sense,” he stated.

“Overlook the blogs, neglect how you’re feeling about me,” Kelly added. “Hate me if you wish to, love me if you’d like. However simply use your frequent sense. How silly would it not be for me, with my loopy previous.”

Pounding his chest for emphasis, Kelly shouted, “I didn’t do that stuff!” His voice cracked and he broke into tears, saying: “This isn’t me! I’m preventing for my f*cking life!” The excerpt broadcast by CBS bleeped out the expletive whereas the transcript used the asterisk.

Kelly, whose actual identify is Robert Sylvester Kelly, might resist seven years in jail for every of the 10 counts if convicted.

CBS stated it’s going to air extra footage from the interview on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday and Thursday.