American singer Robert Sylvester, popularly known as R Kelly has denied the sexual abuse allegation leveled against him in his 1st video interview with Gayle King on CBS.
He was alleged of violating underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, and was charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.
The R&B star was placed under arrest on Friday night February 22nd 2019. after he turned himself in to police on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
He posted $100 thousand bail bond after spending several days in jail.
R. Kelly who granted his first interview with Gayle King after his release from jail maintained his stance of being innocent of all the sexual abuse allegations leveled against him.
During the interview with Gayle King on ‘CBS This Morning’ the music icon denied all the sexual abuse allegations leveled against him that he manipulated women into staying with him in emotionally and physically abusive relationships.
“Hate me if you want to, love me if you want, But just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I’ve been through — oh, right now I just think I need to be a monster, hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don’t let them eat, don’t let them out!” he said.
In the interview, R.Kelly gets all emotional, couldn’t keep calm as he went on cursing and pleading on the camera. “I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me!” he said tearfully looking at the camera.