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Troubled singer R. Kelly’s crisis manager steps down

“I step down as crisis manager for personal reasons. Mr. Kelly is in good hands with Mr. Greenberg,” Johnson said, referring to Steve Greenberg, the criminal defense attorney who heads Kelly’s legal team in Chicago. The news come hours after Johnson appeared on “CBS This Morning” and told co-host Gayle King that he would never leave his own daughter alone with an accused pedophile.

Pressed on whether he wouldn’t leave his daughter alone with Kelly specifically, Johnson repeated: “I would not leave my daughter with¬†anyone¬†that’s accused of being a pedophile. I would not.”

Johnson didn’t outright say Kelly was innocent but maintains that his now-former client was “a normal person.” “I haven’t seen anything that would cause me to be suspicious,” Johnson said.

“They’ve indicted Mr. Kelly. He’s in jail right now. He will have his day in court,” Johnson said. “And they’ll have to bring the evidence. And that’s what has to be done. If the evidence stick, Mr. Kelly will spend the rest of his life in the penitentiary.”

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