Gayle King, Robin Roberts and What to Do With a ''No-Win'' Interview

Tanya Cunningham
March 9, 2019

She also revealed that before she and Kelly sat down in front of the CBS camera crew, she went to his apartment in Trump Tower Chicago to meet him.

Through the entire encounter, King remained calm in the face of rage and the possibility of physical harm - leaving viewers in awe of her composure.

On the morning of March 6, CBS This Morning aired clips from their explosive 80-minute interview with R. Kelly.

King said that she wanted Perino to pass on a message to her friends at Fox News. "What can I do to save this interview?'"

"I call them prison calls because I can tell that someone is listening to the calls".

"I never thought that he was going to hurt me or hit me", she added.

"When I was 17, my parents were actually making me, trying to get me to take photos with him, take sexual videos with him, all kinds of stuff", she told King.


As we all know, Roberts caught a lot of flack following her "Good Morning America" interview with Smollett about the now discredited attack against him in February.

Parents Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage held a press conference on Wednesday to share similar concerns for their 23-year-old daughter, Joycelyn Savage, who they say they haven't seen since December 2016. "Let's go, '" she said. I just though, "OK dude, all right". The singer became the subject of renewed interest in sexual misconduct allegations after Lifetime aired the "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries in January with some of the alleged victims and their families. "Both sets of parents are terrified because they believe their daughters have been brainwashed", King told Colbert.

"Hats off to Gayle King for totally redeeming herself after the (Jussie) Smollett fiasco", Watters concluded his remarks.

King explained that Kelly dug his own grave, even if Aaliyah questions were banned, by simply denying that he's ever slept with an underage woman.

"Everything he said when he jumped up - (my daughter) like she remembered the rage when she wouldn't do what he asked her to do, tell her to do or he'd get upset about something", she said.

"They say, he wants to say things that he has not said and I'm like, As a journalist, as a newsperson, this is newsworthy, he is going on record for the first time, yes I'll do the interview".

"I thought if I just sit there quietly looking at him he would know I'm not going anywhere and I'll just wait for you to finish whatever this is and then you'll sit back down in the seat", she said.

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