Kelly’s Lawyer Addresses Sexual Abuse Allegations


An attorney for R&B singer R. Kelly on Friday called a new Lifetime documentary series a "for-profit hit piece", and said allegations of abuse by the Grammy-winning musician were a "complete fabrication".

Kelly has faced renewed allegations of abuse this week following the release of "Surviving R. Kelly", a docuseries in which multiple alleged victims of the 52-year-old singer detail decades-long accusations of sexual abuse.

"We know what happened, and we know those things didn't happen", the attorney, Steven Greenberg, said in a pre-taped interview that aired on Friday's episode of Good Morning America.

He also confirmed that Kelly was married to Aaliyah Haughton when she was 15.

"Surviving R. Kelly" follows the BBC's "R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes", which was released a year ago.

R Kelly was questioned by police after they received a tip that two women were allegedly being held hostage by the singer.

Responding to Facebook commenters challenging the decision, Watts wrote that the station "passes NO judgment on anyone". He asserted that in the past women have "come on to" Kelly in the hopes that he could help them in their own performing careers, then became "disgruntled" when their own careers stalled and issued false allegations.

The same man who made classic songs like I Wish, I Believe I Can Fly and Step In the Name of Love, has been accused of engaging in sexual relationships with minors, psychologically abusing fragile women and operating a sex cult.

"Now, some producer went running around and solicited all these people, did a Jerry Springer-esqe show and there is all this uproar", he said.