AceShowbiz - Azriel Clary is finally speaking up about her relationship with R. Kelly. Prior to their breakup, the 21-year-old spoke nothing but good things about the disgraced singer, but in a recent interview with The Sun, she backtracked all of her previous claims and claimed that Kelly wasn't as nice as she said in her previous statement.
Speaking to Emma Perry, Azriel accused Kelly of brainwashing, beating and sexually abusing her for years after she began living with him and his other five girlfriends. According to her, he would beat his girlfriends if they didn't abide by his rules or made the other girls do the deeds for him. Recalling the time when one of the girls "didn't want to help clean up" for a meeting in Atlanta, she said, "Two of the other girlfriends begin to verbally abuse the other girlfriend and then they began to physically abuse her."
Azriel herself was once savagely beaten with a size 12 shoe for hours after Kelly caught her talking to her high school mates. "He made me text them a very long lie, basically saying why I no longer wanted to be friends with them," she explained. "And then he beat me, he abused me verbally and then he beat me physically. Then he beat me with a shoe a size 12, Nike Air Force One shoe. And he beat me all over, it felt like hours and I was covered in welts all the way from my neck down."
However, after he beat her so savagely like that, Kelly "came in there and apologized and sobbed and cried and he did everything to try and make me feel like he was so sincere." Among other things that he forced his girlfriends to do was having a group sex, and if they didn't want to take part, he "would tell you to leave or wait in the restroom with the water on until he was finished."
She continued, "And the majority of the time after he would tell you to turn the TVs up and he'd go in the bathroom and beat the woman that did not do what he wanted. No one was ever vocal because whether you were vocal or not, he would still beat you. And then on top of that he would stop having sex with you."
In addition to that, Kelly allegedly took control of every things that his girlfriends do, including their clothes and meal. "You could not do anything without him knowing," she said. "You have to ask him if you could go to the restroom, you would have to knock anytime you entered it or left a room. He controlled you to what you wore. Anything that was tight, hugging, revealing, was not allowed. You have to wear very loose clothing."
Not only having five girlfriends living with him, but Kelly apparently also has "hundreds of girlfriends" in every city whom he blackmailed so that they would stay silent. "There's usually three main cities in every state. So three times 50 -- that lets you know how many women are probably out there and that's probably not even hitting it on the nail," she detailed. "For the most part, he blackmails everyone, He makes everyone do very degrading stuff, whether on film or writing it down, he makes them sign in."
Azriel added, "He has letter from people saying they've been molested or touched by their parents or their brothers or a family member. He even has people on film molesting their younger nieces or younger brothers. And so I know a lot of women out there are too embarrassed, humiliated and ashamed to come out because this man had that much power to control them, to make them molest their younger niece or to molest their younger brother."
R. Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg has denied the accusation. "The information provided is directly contrary to the facts that have been brought forward by Ms. Clary in the past," he said in a statement. "In sum, Ms. Clary had a long-term consensual relationship with Mr. Kelly. It continued after he was arrested, when she was free to do as she wishes. It is clear that she now seeks to benefit from their relationship. The allegations are not true."