R Kelly blames media of using “sexual misconduct allegations to destroy my legacy”
R Kelly has issued a statement to address the current sexual misconduct allegations made against him, in it he claims the media has “manipulated these false allegations” in an “attempt to distort my character”.
In a new statement, shared by The Associated Press, Kelly claims to be “heartbroken” by the recent allegations made against him and then went on to describe himself as “a God-fearing man, a son, a brother, and most importantly a father”.
Diverting attention away from himself, Kelly claims that the “perpetuated… dissected and manipulated these false allegations” in an “attempt to distort my character and to destroy my legacy that I have worked so hard to build”.
The R&B singer has apparently seen his lawyer, publicist and assistant walk away following the severity of the sexual assault allegations outlined on a new and disturbing BBC Three documentary.
A separate statement issued by Kelly’s management earlier this week, they went on to say that he has become “the target of a greedy, conscious and malicious conspiracy to demean him, his family and the women with whom he spends his time”.
“Since America was born, black men and women have been lynched for having sex or for being accused of it,” the statement continued. “We will vigorously resist this attempted public lynching of a black man who has made extraordinary contributions to our culture”.