Lifetime debuts the bombshell documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, in a special three-night-event, beginning Thursday, January 3 at 9 pm ET/PT. Two additional hours will premiere on Friday, January 4, at 9 pm ET/PT and the final installment of the six-part documentary series will debut on Saturday, January 5, at 9 pm ET/PT.
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In the ground-breaking documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, women are emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories. Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly’s genre-defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations have seemingly affected him. For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kelly’s inner circle, are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental, and physical abuse. They are now finally ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen.
Radio host Angela Yee, MeToo Movement Founder, Tarana, and Lifetime TV, SVP Brie Miranda Bryant - Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
With over 50 interviews including civil rights activist Tarana Burke, musicians John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly, and many others, the true story of R. Kelly’s controversial past will be revealed beginning in 1970 through present day, shedding light on the R&B star whose history of alleged abuse of underage African American girls has, until recently, been largely ignored by mainstream media.
Andrea Kelly - Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
TV Host Gretchen Carlson - Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill