Many have weighed in on the Bill Cosby sex assault claims, after allegations from dozens of women sent shockwaves through the U.S.
But now it seems R Kelly wanted to have his say on the matter and it’s not gone down well, at all.
In a wide-ranging interview with GQ magazine, R Kelly described the fact that many allegedly abused women stepping forward recently as ‘strange’ and said that ‘only God’ could tell him whether the accusations levelled at the 78-year-old actor were true.
If God showed me that they were telling the truth, I would say that’s wrong. I don’t care if it was a zillion years ago. But God would have to do that, because God is the only one can show me that. No man can tell me that. No woman can tell me that.When I look on TV and I see the 70-, 80-, 90-year-old ladies talking about what happened when they were 17, 18, or 19, there’s something strange about it. That’s my opinion. Its just strange.
The 49-year-old R & B singer – who came to fame in the 90’s and 2000’s – has also settled a number of other cases in the past when he was accused of sexual relations with minors in courts, a decision he regrets, adding his accusers were lying.
All of them. And it wasn’t many. It wasn’t like it was a whole ton of people. But the people that did were absolutely lying. Absolutely.
The 2002 charges stemmed from a video which appeared to show Kelly engaged in sexual acts, at his own home, with a girl believed to be 14-years-old.
In past interviews, R Kelly has repeatedly implied proof that he was innocent in the fact that his fans will still buying his albums and tickets to his shows.
R Kelly added:
I just think those people didn’t believe that nonsense. That’s what I think. And they said, ‘The hell with what other people are saying – we love R Kelly, we believe R Kelly, he was found innocent, he’s moving on with his life.’
There was immediate reaction on social media to Kelly’s interview, with many expressing amazement that he had made the comments.
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It’s fair to say his opinion was probably neither wanted or needed…