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We all are aware of the multiple women who have come forward with sexual, mental, and physical abuse accusations against R. Kelly, but even with all the info out there, a lot is unclear. Many people are confused about how his cases keep getting thrown out if there are so many women coming forward. The public just might get some of the answers they’re looking for when the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” airs on Lifetime early next year.
The trailer for the six-hour docuseries offers a preview into the three-part investigation. In the clip an unidentified woman starts, “There’s a difference between R. Kelly and Robert. R. Kelly’s this fun, laughing, loving guy. But Robert is the devil.” The documentary will address things such as the lawsuits, charges, and many claims against the 51-year-old R&B legend, who another woman described as a “monster” and “puppet master.”
There are over 50 interviews that include John Legend, singer Sparkle, Wendy Williams, civil rights activist Tarana Burke, Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, and his brothers Carey and Bruce. “I should have never introduced her to him,” says Sparkle about her niece. She denies that Kelly bought her silence thought, “I didn’t take the money, because I can’t be bought. He ain’t a monster by himself, it took some help.”
It is set to air in three installments starting Jan. 3-5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Take a look at the full trailer below: