WATCH: R Kelly's emotionally charged interview with CBS News
``Not true.'' That's how R Kelly describes the sexual abuse charges he faces in Chicago.
In an explosive new interview, R. Kelly is breaking his silence about the sexual abuse charges that landed him in jail last month. The embattled R&B singer told @GayleKing that all the women now accusing him of physical and sexual abuse are lying. https://t.co/u4AENVsfAE pic.twitter.com/dVtVjc4Fx4— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 6, 2019
The R&B star sat for an interview with CBS News -- in which he denied charges that he sexually abused four females, including three underage girls.
Have you done anything you regret, have you done anything wrong? -- @GayleKing— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 6, 2019
“Lots of things wrong when it comes to women that I apologize, but I apologized in those relationships at the time that I was in the relationship, OK?” -- @RKellyhttps://t.co/u4AENVsfAE pic.twitter.com/4GgwQ6y65k
An agitated Kelly challenged interviewer Gayle King when she noted there have long been rumours about his having sex with underage girls.
"If you really look at that documentary, which I'm sure you have… everybody says something bad about me. Nobody said nothing good. They were describing Lucifer. I'm not Lucifer. I'm a man. I make mistakes, but I'm not a devil, and by no means am I a monster." -- @RKelly pic.twitter.com/0NG6C7Yf5Y— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 6, 2019
The singer insisted, ``whether they're old rumours, new rumours, future rumours, not true.''
In 2008, R. Kelly was found not guilty on 14 counts of child pornography after prosecutors failed to convince a jury that he was the man seen in a sex tape with a girl as young as 13.— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 6, 2019
Last month, he was indicted again, charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of 4 women. pic.twitter.com/GgotWiYXrP
Asked if he had held women against their will, the singer replied, ``That's stupid!'' Parts of the interview aired last night with more to come on today's and tomorrow's editions of ``CBS This Morning.''