R Kelly hits out at TV sex claims
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The current series, on BBC2 on Monday at 10pm, is the fourth.
He said: “It feels weird even saying it’s four series already because these things just fly by. Most series don’t have that longevity but this just seems to grow and develop. That’s the fun part.
“You literally see the audience grow in front of your eyes. In the first series people are getting into it and working out what it is but by the fourth you have an established audience.
“To get a fourth series is just a privilege and to work in that company. Every day you are just watching and listening and learning.”
R& B star R Kelly denies all al allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, gi his lawyer said yesterday. ye
Steve Greenberg rereponded after a prosecutor in Chicago urged potential victims to come forward after a documentary called Sur v iv ing R Kel ly was broadcast on US TV.
The programme, on the Lifetime channel, revisited old allegations and made new claims.
Greenberg portrayed Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, as a victim of a hit piece.
He said: “The allegations aren’t true because he never knowingly had sex with an underage woman.
“He never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone.”
He accused those who made the show of telling women what to say and said Cook County State attorney Kim Foxx’s actions “invite wrongful accusations”.
Surviving R Kelly follows the BBC’s R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes, which was released last year.
It alleged that the singer, 52, was holding women against their wi l l and running a “sex cult”.
Activists on social media called for streaming services to drop Kelly’s music and promoters not to book any more concerts.
Ke l l y ’ s estranged daughter Joann, whose stage name is Buku Abi, called him a “monster” in a post on Instagram but made no allegations.