The father of one of R Kelly’s current girlfriends – a 21-year-old who appeared on TV to defend the star – has told DailyMailTV he will ‘never give up’ until he ‘destroy’s the three-time Grammy winner.
Emotional Angelo Clary – father of Azriel Clary – vowed to strip the singer of ‘everything he is worth… all his fame, all his music and all his money’.
Speaking exclusively, Clary pledged that should Kelly ‘release’ daughter Azriel to her parents and if she wanted to return to the star – he would even pay for her travel costs.
Angelo Clary, the father of Azriel Clary, 21, – one of singer R Kelly’s girlfriends – tells DailyMailTV that he has vowed to strip the singer of ‘everything he is worth… all his fame, all his music and all his money’
He claims that Kelly has brainwashed his daughter Azriel (pictured) and other girls and says the singer should ‘release’ her to her parents. Azriel is pictured with another girlfriend Joycelyn Savage at a hearing for Kelly
R Kelly was denied bond on Tuesday at a bail hearing and entered a not guilty plea to charges in Illinois after being arraigned in federal court
In March, Azriel, now 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, told CBS This Morning that they love Kelly even though their families claim he has brainwashed them.
The women claimed their relationship with the 52-year-old was normal.
Kelly snuck into the interview room, despite his team agreeing he would not be present.
Azriel insisted that her parents had refused to take her calls and encouraged the relationship initially.
Last week Savage’s father Tim engaged in a tense stand-off with Kelly’s crisis manager Darrell Johnson at a press conference over the star’s latest criminal drama.
Federal prosecutors filed a 13-count indictment which alleges the singer filmed himself raping underage girls and committed a number of other sex crimes over the past 20 years.
Heartbroken Azriel’s father paints a different picture as he remains ‘at war fighting for my daughter.’
He conceded that aspiring singer Azriel, who at 17 joined Kelly on tour in 2015, is going through a rebellious stage of her life.
He confessed of Azriel: ‘My daughter knows she can rebel to this level because she has got a loving father. And when she is finished with this, and understands that this was a mistake, and he was all lies, and when she is ready to tell the world what really happened, I am there to support her.’
In March, Azriel and another girlfriend Joycelyn Savage, 23, told CBS This Morning that they love Kelly and defended him against the allegations
Clary said he will ‘never give up’ until Kelly is broke and busking on the New York City subway and unable to have a relationship with any woman.
Azriel joined Kelly on tour at age 17 in 2015 and has been with him ever since
He said: ‘R Kelly knows I am never giving up. I don’t care about R Kelly going to jail. What I do know is the secret to never manipulating women, destroying young girls lives, is to strip him of everything he is worth – and that is all his fame, all his music and all his money.
‘And that is what I vowed the day that I talked to him on the phone and asked him to release my daughter and give her communication back with her family
‘And if my daughter wants to go back, I will pay for the ticket; but you are not going to deprive her of that opportunity to come home.
‘And when he said trust the process. I said I will meet you on the other end, because I vowed from that day on the phone with him – and he will vouch for that – I was going to destroy him.’
Clary continued: ‘The one thing he did say which was truthful on the Gayle King interview was that a father said he was going to destroy him – that father happened to be me.
‘I will not stop until he is back at the subway singing to a crowd of people going through for money.
‘Because that is the biggest relief I can give the world and give to any of these young girls. It is to show somebody that was once powerful that you can come back to reality and be nothing.
‘You will never have to worry about no other young kid ever being touched or dealt with because of the shame of him and of self pity. He would net be even able to look at anybody else; I promise you that.’
Kelly has publicly insisted he is innocent and hit back at all his accusers and Lifetime allegations during his TV interview with Gayle King.
R Kelly’s crisis manager Darrell Johnson (left) was holding a press conference Friday in Atlanta, in the wake of the singer’s arrest on federal charges, when the family of Jocelyn Savage confronted him
Clary believes that Kelly needs medical help and for years his actions were shielded by alleged enablers.
‘Most people that break the law are going to say they are innocent. Does he need help? Of course.
‘That is proven to the world. I am not a psychiatrist, but I think he needs a psychiatric evaluation to prove that. Do I think he is a massive manipulator? Yes. If he can manipulate his staff, imagine what he can do to a 17-year-old kid?’
He added that Kelly’s enablers, who allegedly helped ‘him get away with it for 30 years’, are not answering the phone to him now.
‘Now everybody wants to run. And it is good time to run,’ he said.
The determined dad also spoke of his pride that TV producers allowed his family to tell their story on the award-winning Lifetime Channel’s Surviving R Kelly.
He had felt that his concerns for Azriel were given global recognition as it ‘gave me a platform to even out the battlefield’ as Kelly’s money and power meant he had been silenced.
Clary spoke as he attended the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, which aired on VH1.
He joined victims and producers of Surviving R Kelly at the event, which won for best limited documentary series.
Last week Tim Savage cut off Darrell Johnson as he spoke to reporters, and loudly asked: ‘Where’s my daughter at? Where’s she at? Answer that question!’
Johnson refused to answer the question, and instead told the grief-stricken family: ‘I’m a crisis manager. I am not a babysitter.’
R Kelly victim Asante McGee (left) says more indictments are coming for R Kelly as she stand with of Surviving R Kelly executive producer Tamra Simmons (right)
The tense showdown is the latest drama as the Savages and Clarys attempt to reunite their families.
Two of Kelly’s former lovers predict Kelly will be indicted on further criminal charges in the next few weeks.
And the singer will be called to account for allegations in different US states other than just in his home town of Chicago, Michigan.
That is the claim from two of Kelly’s victims Asante McGee and Faith Rodgers, who have spoken to authorities, and Lifetime’s Surviving R Kelly documentary executive producer Tamra Simmons.
Victim Faith Rodgers told DailyMailTV: ‘There are victims who we don’t even know who exist and they’re still coming forward and as the truth unfolds, more charges come along’
McGee is confident Kelly, who was found not guilty to all 14 counts of child pornography at his 2008 trial in Chicago, will end up in jail with these latest charges.
She says that more alleged victims have approached authorities after being inspired by the powerful Lifetime series, which aired in January.
On July 11 a five-count indictment was filed in New York by federal prosecutors in the state’s Eastern District, which accuses the singer of running a sex ring.
Last month, the singer pleaded not guilty to 11 new felony counts of sexual assault and abuse after state prosecutors expanded an indictment against him.
Those charges against Kelly, 52, stem from the sexual abuse of Jerhonda Pace, then a minor, that allegedly took place in 2010.
Both McGee and Simmons insist that charges will not be the final criminal cases against Kelly.
McGee spoke about her confidence that Kelly will not escape prison for a second time.
‘No, that’s actually not my concern today, because after the documentary, the documentary aired so many details even going back from the trial. I don’t think that this time he would get off.
‘And even now, he’s getting more indictments brought against him now than he did when he had the first trial. So I’m very hopeful that the system will work.
‘For me, I believe when you found out about so many new victims, because of Surviving R Kelly that gave those victims the hope to come forward, because they saw our bravery and didn’t care about the backlash we received, so that’s why they gave those new victims the bravery to be able to come forward and they have a lot of evidence, DNA evidence, and different things that prove his guilt.’
Simmons agreed with McGee that victims will go to police and speak on camera for a follow up show: ‘Like what Asante was saying, the bravery of the women coming forward. I think because they know there is power in numbers that they’re going to be heard and they’re going to be believed.
‘So I believe that there are going to be even more coming forward and as far as the case goes, we’re watching just to see, because not only did Asante need justice, but the women who didn’t come forward before and weren’t in our documentary, they need justice as well.’
Rodgers, who filed a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court, claiming that Kelly sexually assaulted her in a hotel room two months after their first meeting, added: ‘There are victims who we don’t even know who exist and they’re still coming forward and as the truth unfolds, more charges come along.’
In court papers Rodgers says during their relationship he routinely abused her ‘mentally, sexually and verbally.’
Rodgers alleges that Kelly would video-record her against her will ‘submitting to deviant and compromising sexual contact.’
R KELLY SEX CRIME ALLEGATIONS
1994 – R Kelly, then 27, marries Aaliyah, who is 15 at the time
1996 – Kelly marries 22-year-old Andrea Lee, a dancer from his touring troupe. The couple goes on to have three children: Joanne, Jaya and Robert Jr.
1997 – Tiffany Hawkins files a complaint against Kelly alleging intentional sexual battery and sexual harassment while she was a minor
1998 – In January, Hawkins’ lawsuit is reportedly settled for $250,000 after she suits down for a seven-hour deposition. The following month, Kelly wins three Grammy Awards for his single ‘I Believe I Can Fly’
2001 – Kelly was sued by a former intern, Tracy Sampson, who accused him of inducing her into ‘an indecent sexual relationship’ when she was 17. The case was settled out of court.
2002 – The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a video arrived at their office showing R Kelly and a female who would later be identified as an underage teen, 14, by her aunt, Stephanie ‘Sparkle’ Edwards. The paper reveals tat law enforcement was notified and are investigating the tape. That same day, Kelly performs at the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
The R&B artist is also sued by two more women. Patrice Jones claims he got her pregnant when she was 16 and Montina Woods accused him of filming them having sex without her consent. Kelly also settles the suit filed by Sampson one year prior.
The years ends with Kelly being charged with making child pornography.
2003 – Kelly is arrested at a Miami Dade hotel in Florida on additional child pornography charges after investigators said they found photos of him raping an underage girl. Kelly is released from jail on $12,000 bond. Charges are later dropped after the judge rules police didn’t have a warrant to search Kelly’s house.
2004 – Cook County prosecutors drop seven of the 21 child pornography charges against Kelly. The singer also files a $90 million lawsuit against Jay-Z and a promoter, claiming breach of contract and sabotage after being kicked off a 40-city tour for ‘unpredictable behavior.’
2005 – Andrea requests an order of protection from her estranged husband after accusing the singer of hitting her when she asked for a divorce. The couple reconciles, but later reveal that they live in different homes.
2007 – Judge Vincent Gaughan rules that jurors and the public will see the rape tape in open court, despite objections from both defense lawyers and prosecutors arguing that it should not be shown.
2008 – Kelly’s child pornography trial begins. One month later, he is acquitted on all counts after less than a day of deliberations. The alleged victim in the tape does not testify.
2017 – Buzzfeed releases a lengthy expose that accuses Kelly of holding six women against their will at his properties in Chicago and Atlanta. The women are said to be brainwashed by their families, and activists launch the #MuteRKelly movement in response, calling for a boycott of his music.
2018 – Spotify cuts Kelly’s music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. Faith Rodgers sues the singer in New York Suopreme Court, alleging he knowingly infected her with herpes.
January 2019 – Lifetime airs the documentary Surviving R. Kelly. Days later, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx holds press conference after her office is inundated with calls about the allegations in the documentary.
February 2019 – Attorney Michael Avenatti said he gave Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of Kelly having sex with an underage girl, and that it is not the same evidence used in Kelly’s 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges. Kelly is later charged with 10 counts of aggravated sex abuse. He is released on $1 million bond.
March 2019 – CBS This Morning airs Gayle King’s now famous interview with Kelly. He vehemently denies the sexual abuse charges against him and two of his female acolytes state that they are not being held captive. He is also taken into custody after he tells a judge he couldn’t pay $161,000 in back child support he owes his children’s mother.
May 2019 – Cook County files 11 new sex-related counts aganst Kelly, including four charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison