While speaking to the press Saturday, attorney Steve Greenberg attempted to discredit Kelly's accusers and claimed one of them was an admitted liar. The lawyer said he was aware of one case in which an alleged sex abuse victim had lied to Kelly about her age, and then backtracked her admission.
"On one of the cases, there are a number of interviews where the young lady says, 'I lied about how old I was,'" Greenberg told reporters (8:05), "and then recently said, 'Oh no, I lied about lying about how old I was.'"
Jim DeRogatis was quick to call out Greenberg's inaccurate statement. The writer pointed out that the accuser in question admitted she had initially lied to Kelly, but said she eventually showed the singer her real ID, which proved she was underage.
"Don’t misquote a victim, Mr. Greenberg," DeRogatis sternly told Greenberg. "That's not what she said [...] She was here today. Did you see her tears?"
The attorney then mentioned DeRogatis' upcoming book about the Kelly case, suggesting the writer had an ulterior motive.
"I don't give a fuck about selling a single book," DeRogatis replied. "I've talked to that woman, and I've talked to 47 others. I'm not Mr. [Michael] Avenatti and I'm not you."
"Let's keep in professional," Greenberg said, "Don't swear at me."
Greenberg went on to say Kelly has yet to get the bond money together but is hoping he'll be released sometime this weekend. The attorney also maintained his client's innocence, stating he has never forced anyone to have sex.
"He's a rock star. He doesn't have to have nonconsensual sex," Greenberg said.
You can watch the full press conference above.