R. Kelly Accusers Speak Out After 'CBS This Morning' Interview

However, it was Roberts who interviewed Smollett on GMA last month about his alleged attack - not King. During the interview, Kelly lashed out dramatically at his interviewer, Gayle King, screaming and pounding his fists, as she asked him pointed questions about the sexual abuse allegations he is now facing and those he has faced in the past.

Hi, just wanted to thank you for letting your colleague know that Robin Roberts and I, it was a great compliment, but thank you for letting him know that we're two different people.

King said she privately thanked Perino for correcting Watters, and made one simple request to her: "Could you let the rest of your colleagues know that all black people do not look alike?"

Watch above, via CBS. "Robin Roberts did the Smollett interview".

"I could see him getting more heated", she said.

King then explained that Perino wrote back and said it was nice to meet her. King even said that they "had a little joke about it".

His arrest came hours after the singer's explosive interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King in Chicago.

Watters apologized a second time later in the show with a note on a whiteboard, "I'm sorry Gayle + Robin".

"In the green room, Elton John called me!"

'I could see him getting more heated.

The accolades King has been receiving for her powerful interview with Kelly - who is now facing charges on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, among other charges - aren't just from other journalists, but family, friends, and even megastar celebrities.

In a new TV interview, the parents of one of R. Kelly's girlfriends denied their daughter's claims that they are trying to extort money from the R&B superstar. "How you think that makes me feel as a father?"

As for her safety, King made it very clear that she never even thought he would intentionally attack her but she admitted that she was indeed anxious him flailing his fists like that would lead to him accidentally hitting her. I'm fighting for my f-ing life!

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