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R. Kelly ‘blackmailed women by making them film child porn videos’

R. Kelly blackmailed women into silence by making them film child porn videos, his ex-girlfriend has claimed. 

Azriel Clary alleges that the singer had ‘hundreds of victims’ but made them take part in ‘incriminating’ and ‘degrading’ videos to stop them coming forward. 

Speaking to The Sun, she said many women were too ‘ashamed or embarrassed’ to come forward because of the leverage that Kelly allegedly had over them. 

Lawyers for Kelly deny the allegations, and the singer also denies a series of sexual abuse charges. 

R. Kelly (pictured in Chicago in June last year) blackmailed women into silence by making them film child porn videos, his ex-girlfriend has claimed

Azriel Clary (left, with Joycelyn Savage) alleges that the singer had 'hundreds of victims' but made them take part in 'incriminating' and 'degrading' videos to stop them coming forward

Azriel Clary (left, with Joycelyn Savage) alleges that the singer had ‘hundreds of victims’ but made them take part in ‘incriminating’ and ‘degrading’ videos to stop them coming forward

Clary alleges that Kelly had ‘girlfriends in every city’, suggesting there were hundreds of such ‘victims’ across the US.  

‘For the most part he blackmails everyone. He makes everyone do very degrading stuff, whether on film or writing it down, he makes them sign it,’ Clary said. 

‘And I think a lot of women are ashamed or embarrassed to come out because of stuff like that because it’ll be incriminating them.

‘He even has people on film molesting their younger nieces or younger brothers.’  

Clary said that she herself had never taken part in any compromising activities, but said many women felt too ‘humiliated’ to come forward. 

She also claimed that Kelly had physically beaten her with a shoe and verbally abused her.  

Steve Greenberg, a lawyer for Kelly, rejected Clary’s claims and said she had contradicted her own previous statements. 

‘It is clear that she now seeks to benefit from their relationship. The allegations are not true,’ he said in a statement. 

Kelly nonetheless ‘bears only good will’ towards his ex-girlfriend, Greenberg said.  

DailyMail.com has contacted Kelly’s representatives for further comment.     

Reunited: R Kelly's ex-girlfriend Azriel Clary, 22 (far left), is pictured during a photoshoot with her family after their reconciliation

Reunited: R Kelly’s ex-girlfriend Azriel Clary, 22 (far left), is pictured during a photoshoot with her family after their reconciliation 

In March 2019, Clary (left) and Savage (right) sat down for a contentious interview with Gayle King, in which they vehemently defended Kelly

In March 2019, Clary (left) and Savage (right) sat down for a contentious interview with Gayle King, in which they vehemently defended Kelly 

Clary also alleges that she was punched and kicked by Joycelyn Savage, another girlfriend of Kelly, earlier this month. 

Savage faces a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery over the alleged brawl on January 8. 

She has pleaded not guilty and has been released from custody on her written promise to appear in court. 

In March 2019 Clary and Savage defended their ‘boyfriend’ in an interview with CBS presenter Gayle King and denied being brainwashed by him.

The interview took place while Kelly was lurking in the background and clearing his throat to let his presence be known. 

Clary stated that she was willingly living with Kelly, but her parents voiced concerns about their relationship. 

Her family now says that she has moved back in with her parents.  

Earlier this month she posted a series of pictures of her family on social media and described the ‘healing process’ with her parents and siblings. 

Kelly faces a slew of charges in three states and is currently being held without bond in Chicago (pictured in September 2019)

Kelly faces a slew of charges in three states and is currently being held without bond in Chicago (pictured in September 2019) 

Kelly, 53, faces federal charges in Chicago and New York and state charges in Illinois and Minnesota. 

The R&B star, real name Robert Kelly, currently remains jailed without bond in Chicago. 

Last year’s documentary series Surviving R. Kelly alleged that the singer held women captive and ran a ‘sex cult’. 

Four separate indictments in Illinois allege that he sexually abused four women, some of whom were minors at the time. He denies this. 

The federal charges allege, among other things, that he and two former employees paid off witnesses and victims to fix his 2008 child pornography trial.

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