R. Kelly’s Crisis Manager Resigned After Saying He Wouldn’t Leave His Daughter Alone With His Former Client
Remember that crisis manager of R. Kelly‘s who was doing such a good job and fixed R. Kelly’s life? He quit, or maybe got fired, depending on who you ask. This is surprising considering all the good work he accomplished for R. Kelly. But after an interview where R. Kelly’s crisis manager Darrell Johnson said he wouldn’t leave his daughter alone with his client, he parted ways with Team Pissy.
R. Kelly got into even more trouble when he was arrested and hit with new sex crime charges including for child porn, after over 20 tapes of him and underage girls found their way to the federal government. He’s now in solitary because he was denied bail and will eventually be moved to a jail in New York where he’ll get his second set of state-level charges. So obviously his life is in crisis and needs someone to manage that. Well, he needs to put up an ad with Zip Recruiter, because he’s in need of another crisis manager.
During an interview on CBS This Morning on Monday, Gayle King decided to turn her last silent ruination of R. Kelly into a combo attack, and so she added Darrell to her kill list. It started out normal enough, Darrell was really acting like R. Kelly was a victim in all of this:
“Mr. Kelly’s a mess. No one wants to be locked down 24 hours, no TV. He can’t read and write, so he can’t read a book.”
Then Gayle came for Darrell by simply asking:
“You have a 20-something-year-old daughter. Would you allow her to be alone with R. Kelly?”
Darrell replied, “Absolutely not.” Adding that he wouldn’t leave his child with “anyone who’s accused of pedophilia.”
Darrell tried to crisis manage his own crisis, saying that the full interview wasn’t shown, and if you saw what he really said then you would know he meant he would leave his daughter with R. Kelly because he believes him:
“I got to know Mr. Kelly in a personal way. I believe Kelly 1,000 percent.”
But it seems like the interview got him fired from the team regardless, as Steven Greenberg, who is one of R. Kelly’s lawyers, hopped onto Twitter to announce Darrell had resigned “for personal reasons.”
— Steve Greenberg (@SGcrimlaw) July 23, 2019
But wait, just because it looks like he was fired from the team, TMZ has Darrell saying he totally was not and he definitely has a dying relative who he has to go see right away, or something.
He told TMZ he was taking a step back to spend time with his family, claiming one of them–no word on who–is straight up on their deathbed. He definitely was not fired in any way and he chose this–this was a choice–and he can come back, maybe? Maybe you’ll see him once again successfully helping R. Kelly remove the various crises from his life?
Regardless of the truth, R. Kelly probably doesn’t know it yet–Darrell hasn’t told him and I think the lawyers have more important things to worry about.
Darrell, you were definitely fired. I mean, your job was to stop the crises of an accused pedophile and then you said on national television you wouldn’t leave your daughter with him. Who, at 21, is honestly a bit old for R. Kelly.
I don’t know who would hire you after this. I mean, I didn’t know who would hire someone who chose to be R. Kelly’s crisis manager in general–but someone who did the job poorly…? Maybe leave this one off your resume, Darrell?