LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - The father of one of R. Kelly's live-in girlfriends strongly denied allegations made by his daughter that he was trying to blackmail or extort money from the R&B singer.
Angelo Clary spokes to reporters alongside attorney Michael Avenatti on Friday and said he wants his daughter back and out of the embattled singer’s control.
Speaking to CBS' Gayle King along with Kelly's other live-in girlfriend Joycelyn Savage, Azriel Clary leveled explosive allegations against her parents.
“…When I was 17, my parents were actually making me, trying to get me to take photos with him, take sexual videos with him, all kinds of stuff…,” Clary alleged in the interview. “And they said, because if they ever have to blackmail him, what they’re trying to do now, they can use it against him, which is exactly what they’re doing.”
Angelo Clary and Avenatti strongly denied pushing his daughter into a relationship with Kelly for financial gain.
“For me and my wife to sit there and see our own child saying those type of things to us, I don't even know how I feel,'' Angelo Clary said.
He called Kelly a "monster'' and habitual liar who manipulates young girls into doing his bidding. He said despite the explosive TV interview, he is still devoted to his daughter.
"If I had the opportunity for her to hear this, what I would tell her is there's nothing that she can say or do in front of this man, around this man or in his presence that will ever stop me from loving my child,'' he said.
Kelly, who was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, was jailed this week because he did not bring enough money to court to pay $161,000 in back child support.
"How can I pay child support? How? If my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can't work? How can I work? How can I get paid? How can I take care of my kids? How?” Kelly said in another emotional CBS interview that aired Wednesday. “Use your common sense!”