R. Kelly’s crisis manager, Darrell Johnson, has reportedly stepped down after about seven months.
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Johnson confirmed his resignation to CNN on Monday, stating he's leaving for "personal reasons."
“Mr. Kelly is in good hands with Mr. Greenberg!” he said in a text, referring to Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg.
Greenberg released a separate statement about Johnson’s announcement, writing, “He shares our confidence that this is an unprecedented assault against R. Kelly by others, for their own personal gain, and in the innocence of R. Kelly.”
Johnson’s resignation comes just hours after he appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Monday to discuss the latest developments in Kelly’s sexual assault cases.
During the interview, co-host Gayle King asked him if he would allow his daughter to be alone with Kelly.
You have a 20-something-year-old daughter. Would you allow her to be alone with R. Kelly?— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 22, 2019
“I wouldn’t leave my daughter with anybody that’s accused of pedophilia. Period.” -- R. Kelly's crisis manager Darrell Johnson pic.twitter.com/AZWjCqAX7J
Johnson interrupted King before she finished her question and said “absolutely not ... I would not leave my daughter with anyone who's accused of pedophilia.”
When she pressed him further on whether he would leave his daughter alone with Kelly specifically, he replied, “I would not leave my daughter with anyone that's accused of being a pedophile.”
Although King pointed out that defending Kelly, who is accused of being a pedophile, seemingly contradicts his statement, Johnson repeated, “I wouldn't leave my daughter with anyone — I'm going to say it again – that's accused of being a pedophile.”
Kelly, who has been at the center of several sexual assault allegations for decades, was recently charged with 18 new charges, including child pornography, by federal prosecutors in Illinois and New York. He is currently being held in a Chicago jail without bond and has denied all sexual assault allegations of against him.
» RELATED: A timeline of R. Kelly's history of sexual assault allegations
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