On Friday, his lawyer Steve Greenberg gave an interview with the Associated Press in which he strongly denied the allegations levelled at his client.
Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series "Surviving R. Kelly" on January 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
"I've seen some of the interviews on it", Greenberg said. She said that he forced her to call him "daddy" and would lock her in a van during their 11 month relationship. "I think Mr. Kelly should live his life however he wants to live his life", he said.
"He's disappointed that these women are doing this, that these families are doing it, that they're ruining a talented musician's career", Greenberg said of Kelly.
Sources who claim to be still connected to Kelly told TMZ that his panic attacks began occurring in the days before the six-part docuseries ran and have continued afterward, with one attack so bad that it prompted him to be treated at a hospital.
As you may know, R. Kelly allegedly was married to a 15-year-old Aaliyah when he was 27-years-old, and Kelly also had a child pornography charge for which he was inevitably exonerated. However it was not necessary to clarify whether there was any truth to their claims as they didn't go to the police or provide and physical evidence, he said.
Greenberg also claimed that "those things didn't happen" and "the man was not operating a harem or a sex cult or holding people hostage or anything like that", before expressing hope that Kelly will sue Lifetime for defamation "because people shouldn't be able to do this to someone". "And, in order to get married, she had to lie about her age".