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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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...I really don't have the patience to follow Kells and his never ending trials but since this young chick decided top speak on it, I thought it was worthy of a post...

So remember last year when R. Kelly's publicist, Regina Daniels, quit because she said he "crossed the line?" Well rumors began to float that it was over her step daughter and just last week her husband, George Daniels confirmed the rumors on the radio saying that took advantage of their daughter, Maxine. He claims that Kells "set a trap" when he financed her college and spent money on her.

So R. Kelly came back with a rebuttal saying that Regina knew and encouraged it...
The fact is that they had no problem with the relationship -- indeed, they encouraged it -- while Ms. Daniels was on Mr. Kelly's payroll.

It was Regina Daniels, then working as a publicist for Mr. Kelly, who persuaded him to attend her step-daughter's 21st birthday party.
Now Maxine is giving her side of the story. She personally came to the office at the Sun-Times, and in her first-ever interview said:

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"The statement that was issued by R. Kelly's camp to TMZ, which I interpreted as an attempt to defame Regina and George Daniels, my dad and stepmom, has made it necessary for me to respond to some of those accusations: I take full responsibility for my actions. My stepmother and father didn't know about my relationship with the singer because I knew and he knew that they wouldn't approve ... so I tried to keep it a secret, but when my stepmother found out about our relationship, she resigned because she felt that Rob had 'crossed the line' by dating a girl that he has known since she was 7 years old. My stepmom was not fired for incompetence. She was Rob's publicist for 14 years and always considered Rob not just a client ... but family. And Rob thought of my dad like a father.

Continue reading for her full statement to the Chicago Sun-Times...

"I am 21, smart and will be graduating from college this year, but I admit that I was swept up by his charming and generous ways, which I truly regret and have learned from. My brief relationship with Kelly last year ended because my parents were starting to hear rumors that we were together, and I was beginning to feel like it wasn't a healthy situation, especially with the pain it was causing me and my family," Maxine said. "I felt that it just wasn't right. Also, in reference to my birthday party, which was held last spring, Regina did not push Rob to host the party. We both asked him ... and he readily agreed."

"In regards to the cell phone number, Regina didn't give me Rob's number and she didn't ask me not to tell my dad. Rob personally slipped me his number at another event and that is how we started talking. The Internet has been rampant with all sorts of rumors for months now and hopefully this will clear things up. I admit I made a mistake and I know I am not the first young adult to make a serious misjudgment." [SOURCE]