"I step down as crisis manager for personal reasons. Mr. Kelly is in good hands with Mr. Greenberg," Johnson said, referring to Steve Greenberg, the criminal defense attorney who heads Kelly's legal team in Chicago. The news come hours after Johnson appeared on "CBS This Morning" and told co-host Gayle King that he would never leave his own daughter alone with an accused pedophile.
Pressed on whether he wouldn't leave his daughter alone with Kelly specifically, Johnson repeated: "I would not leave my daughter with anyone that's accused of being a pedophile. I would not."
When King pointed out the seeming contradiction of defending Kelly, an accused pedophile, and simultaneously saying he wouldn't trust his own daughter alone with anyone accused of that crime, Johnson repeated, "I wouldn't leave my daughter with anyone — I'm going to say it again — that's accused of being a pedophile."
Kelly is facing federal sex charges in Chicago and New York.He was ordered held without bond after appearing in court in Chicago last week.
As part of the indictment filed in Chicago, Kelly has been charged with one count of conspiracy to receive child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography, four counts of producing child pornography, five counts of enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.