R. Kelly Defends Bill Cosby: “No Woman” Can Prove He’s Guilty Of Sexual Assault
R. Kelly defends Bill Cosby in a new interview in which the singer insists “no woman” can prove that the comedian is guilty of sexual assault. He also says he finds it “strange” the claims have emerged decades after the alleged incidents.
The R&B singer himself was hit with a number of sexual abuse allegations back in 2002 when a video leaked, depicting him having sex with an underage teen girl. He was also accused of having sex with other underage girls on various occasions, however, the singer was found not guilty in 2008.
Speaking from his own experience, R. Kelly shares his thoughts in the February issue of GQ about the Cosby controversy. “I’m a fan of Bill Cosby’s,” says the singer. “For me to give my opinion on something that I have no idea if it’s true or not, all I can say is that it was a long time ago.”
R. Kelly goes on to note that he won’t condemn Cosby based on the word of any individual, explaining, “God is the only one can show me [he’s guilty]. No man can tell me that. No woman can tell me that.” As for the victims, the singer adds, “When you wait 70 years, 50 years, 40 years, to say something that simple, it’s strange.”