Since ending her relationship with R. Kelly, Azriel Clary has been telling her story in hopes of helping Kelly’s alleged other victims who still maintain contact with him. She’s been focused on trying to regain the years she says she lost while dating the singer.
In a recent turn of events, reports surfaced that Clary is now working with the feds to help build their case against the alleged sexual predator. Clary’s testimony could potentially be the big break prosecutors need to finally win after he was acquitted in 2008 of similar charges.
Azriel Clary leaves R. Kelly after a five-year relationship
Clary met Kelly when she was 17-years-old at his concert in Florida. From there, her parents explained that she began working with the star on music with her parents or other family supervision. At some point, Clary began spending time with the singer alone and when she turned 18-years-old, she officially moved in with him.
Clary’s parents revealed on Surviving R. Kelly that they discovered Clary and Kelly were intimate when Clary was underage, days after their initial meeting. They found the information through Clary’s text messages and shared the information with Florida police but didn’t get much help.
They also believed that Clary was being controlled and brainwashed by Kelly as she distanced herself from her family by cutting off all contact. Former live-in girlfriends of Kelly’s contacted Clary’s family when they became aware that they were trying to get in contact with her and told them that Kelly ran an abusive sex-cult. Clary allegedly attempted to escape the cult but was unsuccessful.
After months of publicly standing by Kelly, Clary left Kelly in Dec. 2019 and moved out of their shared Trump Tower apartment. She reunited with her family and is working to rebuild her life outside of Kelly’s control.
Azriel Clary is now working with Federal Agents in R. Kelly case
Clary has been speaking out over the last few weeks about what life with Kelly was like. She initially broke her silence during an Instagram live video during an altercation with Kelly’s other live-in girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage. Clary claimed that she and Savage lied during their March 2019 sit-down with Gayle King on CBS This Morning and that they’d never watched Surviving R. Kelly. Clary later watched the documentary once Kelly was jailed and said that it was a spark to leaving the disgraced singer.
Clary recently spoke to The UK Sun in an exclusive interview and claimed that she was a victim of Kelly’s brutal physical, emotional, sexual abuse and manipulation. She says that for the first few months after Kelly was jailed, he maintained control and she stuck to a strict and timed schedule outlined by Kelly, which required daily visits to him. She began to break free on her own and now says that she regrets being involved with Kelly but attributes her relationship to being brainwashed by him.
Clary is now allegedly taking things to the next level. According to reports, she’s working with investigators in Kelly’s New York criminal case. Clary has been handing over details about her time with Kelly to federal agents working the case and the information she provided could reportedly help prosecutors build their case against Kelly prior to this year’s trial.
The Blast states that the report claims that Clary previously talked to federal investigators while still in a relationship with Kelly. She initially lied to the agents on multiple occasions as an attempt to cover for him. Since speaking out, she has received death threats from Kelly supporters and the feds are helping to keep her safe.