(AllHipHop News) R. Kelly tried to shift the public's opinion about the many sexual misconduct and physical abuse allegations against him by sitting down with CBS This Morning host Gayle King. The rambling, hysterical interview may have done more damage than good.
Besides the possible P.R. disaster on CBS, Kelly's former attorney is telling the press that the R&B singer did commit the child pornography crimes he was acquitted of in 2008. Ed Genson worked as Kelly's lead defense attorney in that highly publicized case.
"He was guilty as hell!” Genson told the Chicago-Sun Times. “I don’t think he’s done anything inappropriate for years. I’ll tell you a secret: I had him go to a doctor to get shots, libido-killing shots. That’s why he didn’t get arrested for anything else.”
The 77-year-old cancer patient also stated his belief that Kelly was trying to tamper with potential jury members for his pending sexual abuse trial by pleading his case on national television. Genson said, "I’m trying to figure out why he did it. I don’t know whether his lawyer is an idiot. He might be.”
Robert Kelly’s present attorney, Steven A. Greenberg, defended the 12 Play album creator. Greenberg denied his client was attempting to influence the jury and insisted Kelly has the right to respond to the accusations.
Genson went on to say that he made Kelly modify the lyrics to "Ignition." He stated, "It’s a song related to a guy driving around in a car with his girlfriend. It was originally a high school instructor in a class teaching people how to drive a car. I changed the words.”
R. Kelly is currently in police custody in Illinois for failure to pay $161,000 in child support to his ex-wife/accuser Andrea Kelly. His next court date for the child support arrest is scheduled for March 13. The father of three was out on a $1 million bond for the 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges before heading back behind bars this week.