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Kelly’s lawyer issues denial of sexual misconduct allegations

Singer Aaliyah and Damon Dash attend the premiere of'Planet of the Apes at the Zeigfeld Theatre in New York 2001 Aaliyah and Damon were dating at the time of her death in 2001
Freda Brock | 13 January, 2019, 15:15

Surviving R. Kelly, which Lifetime broadcast on three consecutive days, has revived the long-standing allegations that the R&B singer has been guilty of sexual misconduct with young women and teenage girls over the years. "[He had] no idea", Greenberg said in an interview on "Good Morning America" on Friday. She said that he forced her to call him "daddy" and would lock her in a van during their 11 month relationship.

His ex-wife Andrea Kelly, whom he divorced in 2009, accused him of domestic abuse last year and feared for her life during one attack during their 13-year marriage, which ended in 2009.

"I am well aware of who and what he is", she said.

R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

The scrutiny also extends to Georgia, where an Atlanta-area couple said Georgia prosecutors have reached out to them after they repeatedly said that Kelly brainwashed their daughter and kept her from contacting them.

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The selections have been second-guessed by commentators and former players while current players have also openly voiced their concerns over the process.

While initially Greenberg said he "didn't watch one minute" of the series because he doesn't "watch that kind of trash", the lawyer eventually acquiesced that he's "seen snippets of it".

The woman allegedly met R. Kelly in 2017 when she was 19 and he began to groom her to join his sex cult, she told authorities.

"There's women saying things, which is of course their prerogative, but there is no evidence that any of it happened", Greenberg said of the documentary.

Griggs' request comes after Steven Greenberg, Kelly's attorney, did an interview with CBS, in which he described Lifetime's six-part documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" "trash TV".

While Greenberg didn't confirm any next steps for Kelly, he did say that his client is likely to speak to the public soon. "Except that my understanding is that she did not claim to be 15 and, in order to get married, she had to lie about her age".

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