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WATCH: R. Kelly's lawyer: He 'was not operating a harem or sex cult'

Transcript for R. Kelly’s attorney: He ‘used to be now not running a harem or intercourse cult’

The brand new headline this night about R. Kelly. And the attorney this night, fiercely protecting his consumer, pronouncing he did not know he married Aaliyah when she used to be 15. Give up hurting those ladies. Reporter: For the primary time since that bombshell lifetime documentary alleging controlling and abusive conduct by means of the singer R. Kelly, his attorney sitting right down to tackle the ones accusations. We all know the ones issues did not occur. The person used to be now not running a harem, or a intercourse cult, or maintaining other people hostage, or the rest like that. Reporter: Steven Greenberg additionally addressed decades-long claims that Kelly is concerned with minors. Does he deny ever having a sexual courting with somebody who’s beneath the age of consent? Sure, sure, completely does. Used to be he married to Aaliyah when she used to be 15? He used to be married to her when she used to be 15. However so then 15 isn’t of the age of prison consent, proper? I imply — With the exception of that my working out is that she didn’t declare to be 15, and with the intention to get married she needed to lie about her age. And he’s pronouncing that he had no concept. No concept. Reporter: As for claims by means of two households that their two households that their daughters, 20-year-old joyceln savage and 21 yr outdated azriel Cleary are being held in opposition to their will by means of R. Kelly. They are now not being held in opposition to their very own will, and in truth I sat down with Joycelyn one on one, and I talked to her, and I mentioned glance, is that this true? Is there some factor is there one thing happening. She’s been observed with out Kelly. She does not record the rest to any one as a result of there may be not anything unsuitable. She’s satisfied. Reporter: The attorney tells us that the Chicago police visited with each girls nowadays. Spoke with them in personal and they’re nice. Now not hostages, now not abused, now not sufferers, finish quote. David?

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