R. Kelly Says Parents of the Women He Lives With Handed Their Daughters Over to Him – CBS News

In a shocking and emotional interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, R. Kelly addressed his current relationship with the two young women who live with him at his home in Chicago, 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage and 21-year-old Azriel Clary. Their parents believe the 52-year-old R&B star has brainwashed their daughters into being a part of his alleged sex cult.

The Clarys’ attorney released a statement calling Kelly “a liar, manipulator and sociopath.” On Wednesday, the Savages plan to hold a press conference addressing our interview.

Chicago prosecutors charged Kelly last month with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He told King all the women now accusing him of physical and sexual abuse are lying. In 2008, Kelly was acquitted on child pornography charges after disputing he was the man seen in a grainy video having sex with an underage girl. This is his first TV interview since being charged and since the Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” aired. The series features interviews with seven accusers and former members of his inner circle. They all say Kelly preys on vulnerable women and young girls.

Asked about his relationship with Savage and Clary, Kelly said, “I love ’em and it’s almost – it’s like they’re my girlfriends.”

“It’s like, you know, we have a relationship. It’s real. And I know guys – like, I’ve known guys all my life that have five or six women, okay? So don’t go there on me, okay? ‘Cause that’s the truth,” he said.

Authorities say three of Kelly’s four alleged victims were underage when the suspected crimes happened. Kelly has pleaded not guilty. Sources tell CBS News federal and state authorities in at least two states, New York and Illinois, are now investigating a variety of allegations.

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