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Gayle King Opens Up About What Was Going Through Her Head During Volatile R. Kelly Interview

Gayle King Opens Up About What Was Going Through Her Head During Volatile R. Kelly Interview

Gayle King is opening up to O, The Oprah Magazine about her recent exchange with R. Kelly, who denied sexual assault charges against him in a tearful and volatile interview.

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Here’s what the CBS This Morning co-anchor had to say…

On what was going through her head: “I was not scared. I never thought he was going to hit me. After, Oprah [Winfrey] and my kids Kirby and Will called me to ask if I was okay because it looked scary. But I was never worried he was going to hurt me. I was more worried that he was going to get up and leave.”

On keeping her composure: “I just knew that I was never in danger. I did worry at some points that he might accidentally hit me, because he was so angry that he was flailing. But I knew that I wasn’t in any real danger. I just kept thinking ‘Okay, Robert, go ahead’ and that’s what I said.”

On what to expect from the upcoming interviews: “Tomorrow, you’ll see when I interviewed his two girlfriends, Joycelyn and Azriel. And to my surprise, they were very angry. At everyone. They feel that Robert has been maligned, that their own parents are lying…that interview is very eye opening. We also talk about R. Kelly‘s finances, because I wanted to know: How is someone who has made millions of dollars over the years not able to post a $100,000 bond so they don’t have to spend any time in jail? So, yes, we had a lot to discuss, and there’s more coming.”

For more from Gayle, visit OprahMag.com.

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