Mar 6, 2019 - Economy

R. Kelly denies sexual abuse charges in new TV interview

R. Kelly says the sexual abuse allegations are lies.

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R&B singer R. Kelly became tearful as he professed his innocence to charges of sexual abuse in an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, to be broadcast Wednesday morning.

What he's saying: Kelly told King he was fighting for his life with the court case. "People are going back to my past... and adding it to all of the stuff going on now, to make it all feel real to people," said Kelly, who was acquitted in 2008 of child pornography charges. "I beat my case. You can't double jeopardy me like that. It's not fair." 

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