Published: Fri, March 08, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Gayle King’s R. Kelly interview continues, and so does the volatility

Gayle King’s R. Kelly interview continues, and so does the volatility

The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer reportedly owes $161,000 in back child support, according to state offices, CNN reported.

Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly arrives for a child support hearing at a Cook County courthouse in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 6, 2019. 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. Johnson said the entire sum wasn't available due to Kelly being unable to work. He did not attend that hearing and has since often refused to make the payments. She said during a visit to his Atlanta home, they engaged in sex and she says that's when she contracted the incurable disease.

Clary claimed that her parents encouraged her to pretend to be older when she first met Kelly.

Kelly has repeatedly denied all claims against him. "How stupid would it be for me, with my insane past and what I've been through-oh, right, now I just think I need to be monster and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don't let them eat, don't let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle!"

Kelly's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. If convicted R. Kelly could spend up to 70 years in prison.

"So what I was really thinking to myself was: I'm not done with this interview, so I'm going to let him have his moment".

Savage backed up Clary's account of the situation.

At one point in the interview, Clary started crying, calling King and the media "ignorant" and "stupid". "I think there's enough impulse control there", he said.

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Steven Greenberg, Kelly's attorney, recently said Kelly has been struggling financially and the spent three days in jail after his arrest last month before he was able to raise the $100,000 required to secure his release on $1 million bail.

Two women who say they are in a relationship with R. Kelly defended the R&B singer, despite criminal allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls, and in a tearful interview broadcast on Thursday accused their own parents of trying to extort money from the performer.

"My parents made singing like a job", Clary said.

"I'm very exhausted of all of the lies", Kelly said.

Kelly said those lies include that he's holding women against their will and that he has a "cult".

Kelly now faces 10 felony counts for sexual crimes that took place between 1998 and 2010 and involved four victims, three of whom were under 17, according to charging documents.

Jurors acquitted Kelly in 2008 of child pornography charges stemming from a video prosecutors alleged showed Kelly having sex with a girl as young as 13.

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