Watters was quickly fact-checked by his co-host Dana Perino during their live segment.
But Clary's parents released a statement shortly after the interview aired saying their daughter "is presently suffering from years of mental abuse and manipulation by R. Kelly". He says he worries she could try to hurt herself again.
Elsewhere in the interview, host Stephen asked King about the now-viral photo taken by Jean-Baptiste on the set, in which she is seated while an enraged Kelly towers over her. "I feel we have heard the Aaliyah story", King told The New York Times about the ban on Aaliyah questions. I was thinking, 'Where is he going?'...
R. Kelly denies all charges against him and said the accusations are lies.
The parents of one of R. Kelly's young girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage, are definitely not happy with the current situation since the girl still lives with her famous older boyfriend and his other girlfriend! They did speak to her by phone this week, though they say she sounded like she was reading from a script.
Though her mother asks her a couple of times how they're supposed to believe that she's happy when she hasn't spoken to them or visited them at all, Savage dodges the questions, repeatedly saying she's happy before letting them know she has to go.
According to Gayle King, R. Kelly was present while she spoke with Clary and Savage. He told King that his ex-wife has been "destroying my name", which is why he can't find work to pay the support.
Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse against four alleged victims.
His crisis manager came in to calm him down, as he continued to say, "I'm telling the truth".
A primetime special on King's 80-minute interview with Kelly airs Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Though the R&B artist was reportedly around the corner, King said that he would "cough very loudly", presumably in an effort to make sure Clary and Savage knew he was listening.
Although the women were defiant in their defense of their intimate relationship with a man old enough to be their father, they came across as two more of Kelly's victims.
"When I first met Robert, my parents told me to lie about my age". "Azriel has suffered severe mental abuse at the hands of R. Kelly for years".
"I was glad that he didn't because as you see there's much more to the conversation and he doesn't stay an angry man the whole time", she said. I've given you 30 years of my f****g career! "You believe some f***** facade and you can't see that because you are ignorant or stupid", she said. Why would you take your daughter-if I'm going to take my daughter and she's 19 years old to a 49-year-old icon, whatever, celebrity R. Kelly concert or whoever it is...