TV Line reports:
R&B singer R. Kelly, charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual abuse, angrily denied the accusations in a new, at times heated interview with CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King.
Looking directly into the camera, Kelly, through tears, screamed, “I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my f—ing life!”
Kelly was arrested in late February and charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse involving four women — three of whom were underage at the time. He pleaded not guilty and is currently free on bond.
In the interview, King notes that “the past is relevant with you with underage girls.” Kelly denies that, saying, “Absolutely no it’s not. … Because, for one, I beat my case. When you beat something, you beat it.”
When King says she isn’t referring to the 2008 case in which the singer was acquitted, he says: “You can’t double-jeopardy me like that. You can’t. It’s not fair. It’s not fair to nobody. When you beat your case, you beat your case.”
NEW: R&B singer R. Kelly, charged with aggravated sexual abuse, angrily denied the accusations in a new interview with @GayleKing, insisting the claims are “rumors” & “not true.”
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 5, 2019
“Whether they’re old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true,” R&B singer R. Kelly says, angrily denying the claims against him; he sits down with @GayleKing in first interview since being charged with sexual abuse, only on @CBSThisMorning, Weds. 7a ET https://t.co/awWHvHZMMN pic.twitter.com/z9qnCzGzid
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 6, 2019
— Gayle King (@GayleKing) March 6, 2019