R.Kelly: I’m heartbroken by the false claims against me. These women are consenting adults!
R. Kelly is speaking out addressing sexual misconduct allegations that he continues to face. He says,
My team has advised me that this is not a proper platform to express my emotions. I will not discuss details about these false allegations that have been made against me. I will say that I am infuriated, and I am heartbroken by the false claims against me. These accusations being perpetuated by the media is an attempt to distort my character and to destroy my legacy that I have worked so hard to build. These allegations have created a character of me that is not the truth of who I am nor what I am about. The women in my life are consenting adults and they [sic] with me on their free will. I am a God-fearing man, a son, a brother, and most importantly a father. The media has dissected and manipulated these false allegations to reach their own conclusions about me and what I do in my personal life. My focus has always been music and being in the music industry. At this time, my faith and my love for music are the only things that has not been affected. The devil is a liar. To whom much is given, from him much expected. To my fans, I love you all from the deepest part of me. I am nothing without you, my fans. Thank you very much for all your support. I am a God-fearing man and through God’s grace and mercy, I will survive.
The singer also says that police are not investigating the allegations,
The police are not investigating me, there is no criminal investigations made against me, just allegations and conclusions. I ask that you wait for the truth to be revealed, before you condemn me, we live in a society where you are prejudged before knowing all the facts or truths. I believe Our greatest advertise comes from our biggest triumphs.
On Sunday evening, R.Kelly also apologized to Chicago fans after he was dropped from the Love Jam concert over protests over his history of alleged sexual misconduct.
As previously reported, in 2017, Kelly made headlines after it was reported that the singer was accused by three sets of parents of holding their daughters in an “abusive cult”. Kelly and the alleged victims deny the allegations.
On April 17, 2018, Kelly was again accused of misconduct, by a former partner of his who claimed that Kelly “intentionally” infected her with a sexually transmitted disease. A representative for Kelly stated that he,
Categorically denies all claims and allegations.