Kelly's girlfriends say parents are lying for money

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Claiming that "you guys don't know the truth", a distressed Azriel Clary told Gayle King "You guys believe in some f***king façade that our parents are saying". Clary was 17 when she met Kelly; Savage was 19.

Attorneys for both women's families say Kelly is controlling their daughters.

"Well, both our parents, both our parents are basically out here trying to get money and scam, because they didn't agree on what happened, you know, with music or whatever it could be. We never asked R. Kelly for money", Clary's parents said in a statement released Wednesday through by their lawyer, Michael Avenatti. "He's a manipulative liar", she said, adding that when she first met Kelly, her "parents told [her] to lie about [her] age" and tell him she was 18 (she was 17 at the time).

Savages' family also reportedly accused the singer earlier Wednesday of shielding their daughter from them. The two have shared their belief that Joycelyn is "being held against her will" by Kelly.

According to multiple reports, Craig said the incident was brought to the attention of police by investigators in Chicago, who said a woman told them she'd had sex with Kelly when she was 13 in a Detroit hotel room.

There were more tears and recriminations in the second portion of the CBS News interview with R. Kelly that aired Thursday.

Cook County Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Sophia Ansari told AP that Kelly will remain locked up until he payed over $160,000 in back child support.

Jocelyn Savage can be seen supporting Azriel during the interview with more footage from the pair's first interview following R Kelly's arrest set to be revealed on Friday. Johnson said Kelly was prepared to pay as much as $60,000.

During the interview, Kelly insisted he was innocent, telling King he was being "buried alive" and "assassinated".

"I'm very exhausted of all of the lies", Kelly said. I just want her home.

Kelly said those lies include that he's holding women against their will and that he has a "cult".

Kelly, who is also facing felony charges that allege he sexually abused three girls and a woman in Chicago years ago, shouted and cried as he spoke with Gayle King of "CBS This Morning".

The alleged sexual abuse continued over the next four years, the woman claims. Last month he was arrested and charged with a list of sex charges, including the abuse of underage girls.

During the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, R. Kelly's ex-wife Andrea "Drea" Kelly stated she suffered serious physical and emotional abuse at the hands of R. Kelly.

Kelly has denied the charges, and his attorney, Steve Greenberg, has said his client is innocent.