Azriel Clary claimed that she was coached before her 2019 Gayle King interview.
Azriel revealed it in her second interview with Gayle. She said that after Kelly recorded his interview with Gayle King, he told Azriel and Joycelyn Savage “to be angry and be upset.”
“We came in angry and I was scared because I was like, I don’t want the world to see me this way,” Clary told King. “I’m loving, I’m caring, I’m compassionate. And no one got to see that side of me.”
“Why am I exploiting myself for a man who has me in this position in the first place?“: Azriel Clary, one of the R. Kelly survivors who testified against him in court, said her interview in 2019 with @GayleKing was a turning point for her. pic.twitter.com/cM4hyLWSnc
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) September 30, 2021
She also admitted the video is all lies.
“Everything, everything,” she said. “Before that interview, you know, he had us practicing every single day, answering questions. If he didn’t like our answers, he would tell us exactly what to say and how to say it. So anytime you mention anything about sexual preference, we already know to say, ‘I’m not here to talk about that.'”
She also shared why she and Joycelyn didn’t leave.
“A lot of people don’t realize that, with victims, the more you try to help them, the more it upsets them sometimes,” she said.