R. Kelly’s management says a statement sent out on his behalf wasn’t authorized by his team.
An early Friday morning (May 4) email sent by Katie Thompson on behalf of R. Kelly Tours claimed the media was trying to distort and destroy his legacy by reporting allegations that he sexually mistreats women and said the singer was “heartbroken” over it. However, management disavowed that statement to The Associated Press on Friday.
"The person who released the statement did so without authorization and without talking to the star, and she isn't an employee of R. Kelly management," read a statement from the singer's management team, which notes that the release was "erroneous" and included a statement that was never said by Kelly and which he rejects. "The singer and his manager had no idea of who she was. We have learned she was employed by a professional services firm, and that she has been fired for putting out the unauthorized statement."