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R. Kelly denies sexual abuse allegations: ‘I didn’t do this stuff’

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R. Kelly denies sexual abuse allegations: 'I didn't do this stuff'

One week after he was released from a Chicago jail, R. Kelly is denying the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse against him.

The 52-year-old R&B singer sat down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King — in an interview set to air Wednesday morning — to address the accusations.

“They are still talking about you with underage girls. Do you still sit here and say you have never been with underage girls. Can you really say that?” King questioned Kelly in a preview of the segment published on Twitter on Tuesday.

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“I sit here and say this,” Kelly responded. “I had two cases back then that I said in the beginning of the interview that I would not talk about because of my ongoing case now.”

He continued: “Fair enough, but I will tell you this: people are going back to my past, OK? That’s exactly what they’re doing. They’re going back to the past, and they trying to add all of this stuff now to that. To make all of this stuff that’s going on now feels real to people.”

King pressed Kelly, telling him that “the past is relevant with you with underage girls.”

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“Absolutely, no it’s not,” Kelly stated, adding: “Because for one, I beat my case. When you beat something, you beat it.”

“You were acquitted,” King noted of the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer’s child pornography charges in 2008.

“We can’t double-jeopardy me like that,” Kelly said. “You can’t. It’s not fair. It’s not fair to nobody. When you beat your case, you beat your case.”

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In a second clip of the upcoming interview, King started off by stating that she wasn’t referring to the case, in which he was acquitted.

“I’m talking about the other cases where women have come forward and said: ‘R. Kelly had sex with me when I was under the age of 18. R. Kelly was abusive to me — emotionally and physically and verbally. R Kelly took me to a black room where unspeakable things happened.’ This is what they’re saying about you.”

Kelly, shaking his head, replied, “Not true!”

“These aren’t old rumors,” King said.

Kelly again stated: “Not true. Whether they’re old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true.”

Last month, Kelly was charged in a grand jury indictment unsealed on Feb. 22 with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, three of whom were minors. The next day, Kelly was booked and a bond court judge set the singer’s bail at $1 million, requiring Kelly to pay 10 percent.

Kelly — who must not have contact with females younger than 18, according to the conditions of his release — initially was unable to come up with the $100,000 bail to be released, and spent the weekend in a Chicago jail.

On Feb. 25, Kelly posted bail. His release came hours after his lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf to all 10 counts.

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In a final preview of the segment, King is heard saying, “Correct me if I’m wrong, that you have never held anybody against their will?”

“I don’t need to,” Kelly responded. “Why would I? How stupid would it be for R. Kelly with all I’ve been through in my way, way past to hold somebody, let alone four, five, six, 50, you said — How stupid would I be to do that!”

“That’s stupid, guys!” Kelly exclaimed before looking directly at the camera.

“That’s stupid. Use your common sense. Forget the blogs. Forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want, but just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me with my crazy past and what I’ve been through — ‘Oh right now I just think I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain ’em up in my basement and don’t let ’em eat and don’t let ’em out unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle.’ Stop it. Y’all quit playing. Quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff.

“This is not me,” Kelly added as he started to cry. “I’m fighting for my f–king life!”

Allegations that Kelly violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves have followed the singer for decades. Kelly has repeatedly denied any sexual misconduct, and he was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008.

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who said he represents two people who have accused Kelly, said his legal team gave prosecutors a second video last month that shows Kelly sexually abusing a minor. Avenatti previously gave prosecutors video evidence that he said showed Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

“The conduct in the tape can be described as nothing short of outrageous, illegal. It leaves no question as to Mr. Kelly’s guilt,” Avenatti said.

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Kelly’s defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, has previously said that his client has done nothing wrong, and no one has shown him evidence proving otherwise. “Everybody is entitled to a defense. Everybody is entitled to the presumption of innocence,” Greenberg said on February 22. “We should all be taking a step back. Let’s see what happens, what the evidence is and how this plays out.”

Kelly’s next court date is scheduled for March 22.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jessica Simpson is primed and ready to give birth!

A source speaking with ET has noted that Simpson’s “hospital bags are packed” amid the singer’s tumultuous pregnancy.

The famous singer is currently expecting her third child, Birdie, with former football player Eric Johnson.

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Simpson recently uploaded an Instagram pic of her baby bump, letting her followers know that she is ready to pop. The picture, which features the pregnant Simpson with an artsy background, was simply captioned “Jess-tation.”

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According to ET, a source for Johnson told the site that “Jessica is definitely uncomfortable.” The source continued, stating, “This has been a tough pregnancy but she knows it will all be worth it when she’s holding that little baby. Her hospital bags are packed. Everyone is trying to be patient, but the family is so excited and counting the minutes until the baby is here.”

Throughout this pregnancy, Simpson has experienced a multitude of health issues, including swollen feet and bronchitis. Simpson has been hospitalized for bronchitis four times throughout her pregnancy — noting how “crazy painful” it was to cough so much during pregnancy.

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Simpson also recently made headlines for breaking a toilet seat during her pregnancy. She made light of the situation by posting an Instagram photo captioned, “Warning..Don’t lean back on the toilet when pregnant.”

The couple currently are parents to Maxwell, 6, and Ace, 5.

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Cory Booker calls girlfriend Rosario Dawson a ‘wonderful,’ ‘incredible human being’

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Cory Booker couldn’t contain his love for girlfriend Rosario Dawson.

The New Jersey senator, 49, stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday to chat about his 2020 presidential run and the conversation shifted to the new woman in his life and their budding relationship.

“She was visiting me in D.C., and then she left to the airport, and she got ambushed at the airport,” he said of Dawson who confirmed their relationship status to TMZ when cameras caught up to her.

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“She was wonderful and she’s just an incredible human being,” he added of the actress.

Booker is also aware that balancing in a relationship while campaigning will be a challenging task. “As our relationship grows it’s difficult, but she is such a deeply soulful person,” he revealed. “[She] has taught me a lot of lessons about love already. That sometimes, you show the greatest strength when you make yourself vulnerable.”

“She really has this nurturing spirit that’s made me more courageous, not just in the love that I project and want to see in our country, but I think even in our own personal relationships to love more fearlessly,” he continued. “So, I’m very, very blessed to be with somebody that makes me a better person.”

DeGeneres even joked about officiating their potential White House wedding and said it would be like America’s version of a royal wedding.

Dawson said of Booker last week, “I am just grateful to be with someone that I respect and love and admire so much” and she’s really enjoying the time they get to spend with each other.

The couple first made headlines in January when they were reportedly spotted seeing a Broadway show together.

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Katie Couric revealed she once went on a date with Cory Booker

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Katie Couric revealed a surprising bit of information about her dating life while on “The Wendy Williams Show” this week.

The 62-year-old confessed she once went on a date with 2020 presidential hopeful Cory Booker.

“I had a blind date with Cory Booker once,” she said Wednesday. “Wow, this just in! We went to a Giants football game.” Williams then prodded further and asked if they kissed to which Couric sadly admitted no.

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“He was really nice though,” the former “Today” show added. “This is a long time ago. He’s an incredible person.”

Couric also offered her opinion on the New Jersey Senator’s current girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson.

“I really like Cory and I really like Rosario Dawson, I’m happy for them,” she said. “Look how beautiful she is. She’s also very politically active, she’s spoken out about gender equality, she cares deeply about stopping domestic violence. She’s a really cool woman.”

Couric even though that Dawson would make a great first lady if Booker were to go all the way.

Booker confirmed his relationship status to Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday while making an appearance on her show. “As our relationship grows, it’s difficult, but she is such a deeply soulful person,” he said.

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“[She] has taught me a lot of lessons about love already. Sometimes, you show the greatest strength when you make yourself vulnerable. She really has this nurturing spirit that has made me more courageous not just in the love that I project and want to see in our country, but I think in our own personal relationships to love more fearlessly,” Booker added.

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