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R. Kelly Denies Sex Abuse Allegations In TV Interview

Embattled R&B singer R. Kelly has tearfully and angrily denied allegations of sexual abuse in the first interview since his arrest last month.   In a nearly 80 minute interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, the entertainer said he is fighting for his life.    “I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me,” the entertainer said tearfully.     Asked whether he had ever held anyone against their will, Kelly responded, “I don’t need to. Why would I? How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all I’ve been through in my way, way past, to hold somebody, let alone four, five, six, fifty, you said. How stupid would I be to do that? That’s stupid guys!” he contended.    Chicago prosecutors have charged Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, involving four alleged victims, three of whom were minors.   He pleaded not guilty to all the charges and is currently out on bail.   If convicted, he faces three to seven years in prison for each crime.