R.Kelly speaks out on sexual assault case.
Rhythm and blues singer R. Kelly for the first time since his arrest has spoken out about the criminal sexual abuse charges against him in Illinois, in a dramatic interview with CBS News.
Kelly faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse from four women, three of whom were underage at the time of incident. The allegations date back to 1998. He bonded out Feb. 25 with his bail set at $1 million.
In an interview airing on CBS This Morning Wednesday, Kelly said it’s “not true” he had sex with underage girls, held women against their will or sexually assaulted them. He emphasized that he defeated two cases and similar charges years ago.
“People are going back to my past, OK? That’s exactly what they’re doing,” he said. “They’re going back to the past, and they trying to add all of this stuff now to that. To make all of this stuff that’s going on now feels real to people.”
The singer in the interview cast doubt on the accusations, saying anyone famous can be accused of impropriety in the present social and political climates. He also pointed a finger at musicians John Legend and Lady Gagafor publicly condemning him.
“I have nothing against none of these artists,” he said. “But I think it’s not professional for them to do that. Because something like this can happen to any artist. Anybody famous.
Via Us News