Gayle King on R. Kelly 'Self-Destruction': 'It Became Very Troubling to Me to See Him Just Fall Apart'

CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King revealed it was unsettling to witness fallen R&B superstar R. Kelly have a meltdown during their conversation. King appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and discussed her intense interview with Kelly, who is facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for the alleged sexual assault of four women.

King told show host Colbert that Kelly was upset with some of the questions she asked during the interview, which began airing in increments on CBS This Morning as of Tuesday. The 52-year-old singer erupted in a fit of emotions during the segment, and at one point, got up from his interview chair and started yelling.

"He keeps saying that, 'I didn't do anything wrong. All these women are wrong,' and I go, 'All these women are lying except for you?' That just defies logic," King said. "When I went into the interview Stephen, I knew he wasn't going to say, 'You know Gayle, you're right. I've done terrible things.' But I did think on some level, he would have a moment of reflection, he would have contrition."

King added: "So it became very troubling to me to see him, really, just fall apart. I thought we were witnessing the self-destruction of a man having a breakdown and that's never a good thing to see, never."

King's primetime special with the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer is scheduled to air on CBS in full on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

The Chicago singer was charged for the alleged abuse four women identified only by their initials, three of whom were under the age of 17.

The charges come following Lifetime's disturbing six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, which exposed Kelly's history of alleged sexual and physical abuse of young girls and women.

Kelly has long denied relations with underage girls.

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