R.Kelly says sexual assualt charges against Bill Cosby are 'strange'

January 21, 2016

The R&B king R. Kelly has weighed in the the slew of sexual assault charges that have been laid against comedian Bill Cosby.

 

Kelly who told GQ Magazine that he has always been a Bill Cosby, says he finds it strange that the women are now coming forward to speak about serious issues that happened such a long time ago.

 

"...when I look on TV and I see the 70-, 80-, 90-year-old ladies talking about what happened when they were 17, 18, or 19, there's something strange about it. That's my opinion. It's just strange," Kelly said.

 

R. Kelly who is no stranger to sexual assault charges has settled a number of cases where he was accused of sexual relations with minors out of court.  

 

He told GQ that he regrets this decision because all of his accusers were lying.

 

“All of them. And it wasn’t many. It wasn’t like it was a whole ton of people. But the people that did were absolutely lying. Absolutely,” Kelly said.

 

This is the reason why the star is skeptical of the charges laid against the celebrated African-American icon.

 

"When you wait 70 years, 50 years, 40 years, to say something that simple, it's strange. You know why I say that is because it happened to me, and it wasn't true," Kelly continued.

 

Kelly was also indicted on child pornography charges in 2002 but was later found not guilty when main witness refused to testify.