BEVERLY HILLS – Angelo Clary continues to be preventing to see his daughter.
The daddy of 21-year-old singer Azriel Clary spoke to Fox Information on Sunday on the Critics’ Alternative Actual TV Awards in regards to the huge void left behind by Azriel’s absence allegedly by the hands of rapper R. Kelly who Clary says “brainwashed” his daughter.
“I have never had time to talk to her, however as a father to a different father – it is a feeling that you do not want on anybody. It is a feeling that generally is like having a deceased youngster, and the one factor you are ready on is to seek out the physique,” Clary advised us on the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
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“And you’d hate to should put issues into perspective like that. However, that is the vacancy you’ve on birthdays and holidays – and a number of the most essential issues in your loved ones happen and also you get no cellphone calls or texts or something. However you retain texting the numbers you’ve in response to retaining an open communication going.”
Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, advised Fox Information of Clary’s remarks: “I believe that is a person who for no matter cause goes to take advantage of his dangerous relationship along with his daughter for as a lot private profit as he can.” Kelly has constantly denied the claims.
Nonetheless, Clary says the open line of communication he’s had with whom he assumes is his daughter solely happens through textual content messaging and his feeling is that the individual he’s conversing with is commonly somebody claiming to be Azriel.
“Nicely 9 occasions out of 10, it isn’t her – however I do know she’s okay. I do all forms of issues as a father to guarantee that she’s at the least dwelling, respiratory, and I can contest to say okay ‘Was she right here?’ You recognize, I’ve seen her or I’ve seen an image of her or one thing like that,” stated Clary. “I do the signifies that I can with out getting in bother to get her consideration.”
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When requested about how he feels seeing different ladies share their harrowing experiences with the musician on the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” or watching Kelly’s outbursts throughout his interview with CBS’ Gayle King, Clary stated he believes Kelly merely didn’t have anybody round prepared to alert him of his alleged actions with underage women and that Kelly has “so many individuals round him telling him he’s okay.”
“You’ve gotten a lot corruption happening round him to guard their very own secret hidden agendas and previous that, ; why ought to he really feel like he is doing something mistaken?” Clary speculated. “It is nothing any totally different than [what] he’d been doing for 20-30 years. Me, as a father watching it – it did present me that it doesn’t matter what anyone can say to me on the Web or something – no person can beat me down greater than I beat myself as a result of I had a alternative and the possibility to vary that complete state of affairs.”
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Azriel at present lives with Kelly and Kelly’s different girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage.
Kelly, for his half, alleged that the Clarys tried to “promote” their daughter to him when she was underage.
Azriel stated of Angelo in a “CBS This Morning” interview in February, “He is very manipulative. He is the one it’s good to be careful for.” She alleged that Angelo threatened to show nude pictures of her on-line if she did not have Kelly ship tens of hundreds of into his checking account.
Angelo and Azriel’s mom, Alice Clary vehemently denied their daughter’s claims.
“I imagine that my daughter and her present led me on a unique path to permit me to belief somebody that I should not have put that a lot belief into,” stated Clary. “So on daily basis I bought to stay with that. I stay with that for my household, for my children and for all the opposite children that did not have a father there, that I develop into their voice for. You recognize; I take accountability for that.”
Clary stated he actually retains up with the authorized proceedings surrounding the Kelly case and has even spoken with lots of the alleged victims – “the youthful victims, the youngsters and the youngsters that had no alternative within the matter.”
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“I simply really feel like all man that messes with a baby is lower than a person,” Clary resounded. “And, they’ll say it is a illness, it is this. Nicely, when is any person going to step up and get him the assistance? When are we going to cease saying he is sick, he is this, he is that. That is my complete factor.”
As for the result he hopes to see for the crooner, Clary stated he solely desires justice for his daughter and to see different ladies “launched from him, away from him and beginning their very own lives” and for Kelly to “simply develop into a daily man.”
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“I do not actually care a few hundred years in jail, 20 years in jail or a yr in jail. I need to strip him of what made him,” stated Clary.” “I need to ship him again to being within the subway singing to a crowd as a result of that is essentially the most devastating punishment he should stay with is stripping him from every part that made him who he’s. I need to make him again Robert. That is what I need to do.”
Final week, Chicago prosecutors charged R. Kelly with 11 new sex-related fees involving one accuser, together with some that carry a sentence of as much as 30 years in jail.
The brand new fees in opposition to the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer included aggravated felony assault, felony sexual assault by drive, felony sexual abuse and felony sexual abuse in opposition to a sufferer between the ages of 13 to 16, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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In line with the case submitting, the primary eight counts have been from alleged encounters between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2010. Three others pertained to alleged encounters between Might 1, 2009, and Jan. 31, 2010.
Kelly, who’s free on $1 million bond following his February indictment in different intercourse abuse instances, is predicted to look in court docket for the brand new fees on June 6. He already confronted 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving 4 ladies years in the past, three of whom have been minors when the alleged abuse occurred.
He pleaded not responsible to the unique fees.
In 2008, Kelly was acquitted of statutory rape.
The Related Press contributed to this report.