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Legal Experts Call R. Kelly's Interview with Gayle King a 'Terrible Mistake'

March 8, 2019Article
Billboard

R. Kelly's explosive interview with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, which aired this week, was done at the advice of counsel. 

Kelly, who is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse charges involving four women, three of whom the prosecution is alleging were underage at the time -- and if convicted, up to 70 years in prison -- sat down with King with the intention of explaining his version of events.

Former federal prosecutor Priya Sopori says Kelly made several potentially damaging admissions during the interview that only served to support the case the prosecutors are building against him. His confirmation of having two young girlfriends -- Jocelyn Savage, 23, and Azriel Clary, 21 -- Sopori explains, could be used as character evidence that he is not monogamous and that he maintains relationships with women who are in their early 20s. 

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