R. Kelly’s sisters have defended him following his conviction for sex trafficking offenses in a recent appearance with Good Morning Britain. During the interview, Cassandra, Lisa, and Theresa expressed their views on the trial’s verdict and asserted that racism had a key role in the singer’s conviction.
“African Americans have always been treated unfairly. And so I think that has a lot to do with [R. Kelly’s sentence] as well as other factors,” said Cassandra. She was questioned by the host, Noel Phillips, about whether she thought her brother had sex with minors. Cassandra described the victims as “bitter” before appearing to deny ever having had sex with a youngster.
“I can say he may have been with younger women, but as far as underage girls, no—and I stress underage girls. Who has seen that? I believe a lot of the alleged victims are bitter,” she added. Phillips kicked against this claim, enquiring if they would “acknowledge the victims.” However, she stated that she wouldn’t “acknowledge something I don’t have proof of.”
“He is not a monster, he is not a pedophile,” said Lisa Kelly. “The only victim I’ve seen that’s been stolen from, lied on, is Robert.” Have a look at the clip below.