R. Kelly's attorney denies abuse allegations in documentary

R. Kelly's attorney denies abuse allegations in documentary

He also said that in the past women have "come on to" Kelly in the hopes that he would assist them in furthering their own careers, then became "disgruntled" when their own careers stalled and issued false allegations.

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He also criticised Lifetime and accused the creators of Surviving R Kelly to tell women what to say on camera.

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For one, many of R. Kelly's collaborators and friends have turned their backs on him entirely, including Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, and several others. "The man was not operating a harem, or a sex cult, or holding people hostage or anything like that".

Kelly has for years denied accusations of abuse, including those made in the new documentary.

After the documentary aired, singer Lady Gaga vowed to remove a duet she recorded with Kelly from streaming services and never collaborate with him again. Lifetime did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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"He gets royalties from his songwriting", said Greenberg.

He was unable to confirm whether the singer had actually ever met or lived with the women featured in the documentary. But he said that was not necessary to determine that they lied, noting that none of them ever went to police or presented anyone with evidence of physical abuse.

He was previously been subjected to sexual impropriety allegations and, in 2008, stood trial on child pornography charges, of which he was acquitted.

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Early Saturday morning (January 12) protesters and supporters of the movement gathered outside the singer's studio near the West Side of Chicago for the second time this week.

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