People are praising Gayle King's stunning composure while interviewing R. Kelly, and the photos are remarkable

CBS This Morning/YouTubeR. Kelly interviewed by Gayle King on ‘CBS This Morning.’
  • R. Kelly gave his first major interview in years to Gayle King on “CBS This Morning.”
  • The singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse by four different juries in February.
  • In part of the interview, Kelly stood up and raved about the accusations.
  • People were impressed by King’s composure and focus by comparison.

R. Kelly granted his first major interview in years to “CBS This Morning,” where he finally addressed the numerous sexual abuse allegations against him.

He was not calm. In part of the interview, which aired Wednesday, Kelly ranted and raved about the accusations, stood up, sobbed, and swore. At one point he attempted to make his case directly into the camera.

Through all of it, interviewer Gayle King held her composure. As Kelly marched around the room, she sat in her chair and waited until he finished so she could keep asking him questions.

Even before the interview aired, CBS posted stills of Kelly standing up and King holding her composure

R kelly gayle king cbs interviewCBSKing asked him about the numerous accusations against him.
R kelly gayle king cbs interviewCBSHe became visibly upset.
R kelly gayle king cbs interviewCBSBut King seemed to stay calm throughout.

People were impressed

Someone pointed out that Kelly was so out-of-control that he needed to be held back by someone in the video.

Some people compared him to Brett Kavanaugh

A few people pointed out that Kelly’s denials resembled the anger with which Brett Kavanaugh denied the sexual assault allegations made against him during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

In February, four grand juries charged Kelly with 10 counts of aggrevated criminal abuse, for alleged crimes between 1998 and 2010. The charges come in the wake of investigative work from the journalist Jim DeRogatis, who interviewed women who said the singer held them in a “sex cult” where he holds women against their will.


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R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse after decades of accusations. Here are all the allegations against him.

The charges are wholly separate from the ones Kelly faced in his 2008 trial. Then, Kelly was acquitted on 14 counts of child pornography.

Kelly was arrested on the February grand jury charges. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a $US100,000 bail.

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