She still struggles with what her daughter says she experienced.
Kelly's behavior witnessed in clips of the interview have kept the singer in headlines throughout the week, including one instance in which the 52-year-old singer stood up from his chair and threw a tantrum of sorts, shouting and yelling about his innocence while looking directly into the camera.
'Yes I did, I said that to her, ' King said.
"But I knew that I wasn't in any real danger", she said.
Clary claims her parents forced her into the relationship with Kelly. Then on Wednesday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig confirmed to ET that a separate investigation into alleged criminal sexual conduct with a minor was underway in that city, the latest in the fallout for Kelly following the release of Lifetime's harrowing Surviving R. Kelly docuseries in January, in which several women came forward with allegations of abuse against Kelly. Kelly told King he does not have sex with underage girls or keep women in a so-called "sex cult".
"When I was 17, my parents were actually making me, trying to get me to take photos with him, take sexual videos with him, all kinds of stuff", she told King. "Gossip sells. Rumors are what sell".
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Joycelyn Savage's parents want their daughter back.
But King spoke with Joycelyn Savage's parents and they claim Kelly has brainwashed their daughter and is holding her against her will. Robin Roberts did the Smollett interview'. "That is not the daughter I raised. I feel we have heard the Aaliyah story", King told The New York Times about the ban on Aaliyah questions.
In their joint interview with King, the two women said they're both in a "strong relationship" with the singer.
Gayle King was "irritated" by R. Kelly's loud coughing during an interview with his "girlfriends". King's been doing a few interviews recently, detailing her interview with Kells. When she left to be with him she was 125.
"I can tell that someone is listening to the calls. Following up about how he couldn't believe people didn't believe him well go, You're out 2 o clock in the morning, you're getting a sandwich, and you won't give up your phone". "You know, that just defies logic". During his sit-down interview with King, segments of which aired this week, Kelly described Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary are his "girlfriends". "So, I thought, 'Be calm, say his name, ' because you know when someone does say your name, it is soothing".