Kelly’s girlfriends defend him in second day of CBS coverage

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In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, the 52-year-old singer talked about his recent issues and his financial situation.

Azriel Clary, left, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, are seen in February leaving the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago following R. Kelly's first court appearance on sexual abuse charges.

The full interview is set to air tomorrow in the US.

"Our parents are basically out here just to get money", Joycelyn, who met Kelly at a concert when she was just 19, said. "How can I work?"

She also said her parents had threatened to leak naked photos of her unless Kelly sent them tens of thousands of dollars.

Clary told King her parents encouraged her to "do sexual videos with R. Kelly" so they could use it for "blackmail".

Kelly now faces ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse; he was released on bail, but was re-arrested, this time for failing to pay the $161,000 he allegedly owes in child support. In reference to his finances, the star said he "didn't know what the h*ll was going on", to Gayle King. "I'm not, I'm your child", she said through tears.

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"They are lying on me", Kelly said. Kelly, who denied sexually abusing any women, dismissed allegations that he has held women in captivity, saying he loves and has relationships with Clary and Savage and that the women's parents had pushed their daughters to get close to him to benefit their music careers. Kelly also claimed other people had rifled his bank account. In segments that aired Wednesday, Kelly whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe that he never had sex with anyone under age 17 and never held anyone against their will - likely hoping the raw interview would help sway public opinion.

"You guys are believing some fucking façade that our parents are saying". "I would document every word they said".

Savage backed up Clary's allegations. "We have never asked R. Kelly for money", the statement said. You killing me, man!

Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Chicago.

In the CBS News interview, Kelly became emotional when he accused his critics of "trying to kill" him, and insisted allegations against him are "not true". She also sits down separately with Clary and Savage.

"At no point have the Savages requested any money from Mr. Robert Sylvester Kelly, they have never received any money from Mr. Robert Sylvester Kelly, they don't want any money from Robert Sylvester Kelly", Griggs said.

"I wouldn't look [my father] in the eye because he's a liar, he's a manipulative liar". He claimed he had moved the money to a new account just before his arrest - which took 5-7 business days - which is why he could not pay his own bail.

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