Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration, calls sexual assault allegations ‘horrifying'

"When she wanted him to do a song in 2013 she had no problem".

Watts went on to say to the newspaper that he and the rest of the executives decided it would be best to cut ties with R. Kelly due to the current political and cultural landscape, especially with the rise of the #MeToo movement. The music video was shot by fashion photographer Terry Richardson, who has been repeatedly accused of sexually exploiting models over two decades and dropped by brands such as Valentino, Bulgari and Vogue publisher Condé Nast following these allegations. "When I got in the cab, I got an envelope with $1,000".

City attorneys, meanwhile, are asking another judge to grant inspectors access to the building, alleging its uses as a recording studio and residence violated zoning code. "I didn't think it applied to me, only for adults".

Gaga worked on the song "Do What U Want" with Kelly in 2013 but has now spoken out against the singer, saying she stands "behind these women 1000%" and that the allegations are "horrifying and indefensible".

The renewed discussion about Kelly and his predatory behaviour stems from a recent documentary, "Surviving R Kelly", which chronicles the accusations of abuse and pedophilia against the singer. She said he once held her in a hotel for three days against her will. It's also been said the cause of the attacks aren't just from the growing backlash but due to people siding with the accusers and not him.

Earlier this week, his attorney Steve Greenberg told CBS News that "no facts" backed up the allegations of sexual assault.

"As I grew older, he lost interest in me", she said. "I know who's behind it".

When it comes to celebrities, It was incredibly hard to get people who had collaborated (artistically) with Kelly to come forward.

Since the Lifetime series's January 3 premiere, a number of celebrities have publicly denounced Kelly, but many noticed that Gaga, who revealed in 2014 that she was a survivor of sexual assault and is a vocal supporter of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, was not among them. "No one has ever seen any evidence of it".

Greenberg claimed the women associated with Kelly approached him in hopes of a music career and then became "disgruntled" when things didn't work out.

TMZ reported Tuesday that the singer is under criminal investigation in Georgia.

Vanessa Coleman

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