As R. Kelly continues to appeal to the public to prove his innocence, another famous entertainer is serving his three to ten years sentence in prison for a similar charge of sexual assault and sexual battery – Bill Cosby.
On Wednesday, Kelly appeared in CBS’s This Morning talk show to tackle about and deny the allegations thrown at him by parents of two young women who he had an intimate relationship with.
The emotional outburst by Kelly was called out for by the host, Gayle King, as ‘playing the victim’ but the R&B superstar did not falter. During the interview, King brought up the cases of Joycelyn Savage, 23 years old, and Azriel Clary, 21. Both of the women’s parents have claimed that the disgraced singer, R. Kelly, has manipulated and brainwashed the girls to be with him.
He even went on to accuse the girls’ parents of wanting their daughters to have sex with him for money; an allegation that was immediately denied by one of the girls’ parents.
“How come it was okay for me to see them until they weren’t getting no money from me?”
“You’re saying the parents handed their daughters, Azriel and Joycelyn, over to you?” King asked.
‘LYNCHING OF BLACK MEN IN AMERICA’
Amid this legal drama that R. Kelly is currently in, he found an unlikely ally which is Andrew Wyatt. For those who are not familiar who’s Andrew Wyatt is, he is the crisis manager and publicist of Bill Cosby after the old comedian was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.
Wyatt believes that there are many similarities between Cosby’s circumstances and what Kelly’s currently facing, and Wyatt claims that he and Kelly are in the final stages of working out a deal.
While most of the Americans do not believe R. Kelly and are convinced that he is indeed guilty after many years and cases with similar accusations from many girls, Wyatt doesn’t.
He said in an interview that he wants to join Kelly’s team to make sure that “public lynching of a successful black man in America” won’t happen. The crisis manager goes on to say that there are those that have an “ax to grind” and are looking to derail justice by convicting “black men in the court of public opinion.”
According to Wyatt, he wouldn’t have allowed Kelly to appear in an interview with Gayle King. “With all these counts facing him. We have to show this is no different than a tour. It’s a tour called the race war and sex war against black men in America,” he said. Wyatt also says that like Cosby, Kelly was found not guilty, but the system won’t relent and cites a “racist war” as the culprit.
WYATT CREATED THE POLITICAL PRISONER NARRATIVE
Wyatt has served in Bill Cosby’s team as a spokesperson and as a crisis manager throughout his trial. Skeptics suggest that it was Wyatt’s brainchild to have Bill Cosby say that he is a political prisoner.
In early February, Cosby cryptically released a statement through Wyatt saying: “My political beliefs, my actions of trying to humanize all races, genders, and religions landed me in this place surrounded by barb wire fencing, a room made of steel and iron.”
Earlier, Bill Cosby said that his time in prison is an “awesome experience.” However, amid these remarks, he likened himself to as a political prisoner like the late Nelson Mandela.
“I now have a temporary residence that resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners – Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis. I stand upright as a Political Prisoner, and I Smile,” he said.
R. Kelly surrendered himself to Chicago police late February after prosecutors charged him with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The charges were pressed against the singer for allegedly sexually assaulting four different victims, where three of them are minors.
He is now out on a temporary bail for $1 million and an order to not make any contact with anyone below 18 years old. /apr