The documentary series explores multiple women’s allegations of R. Kelly sexually, mentally, and physically abusing them.
Lifetime network just released the official trailer for their upcoming R. Kelly documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly.
The series explores multiple women’s allegations of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse by the singer alongside a deep dive into his life and career from 1970 up to the present. According to Rolling Stone, it will feature 50 interviews, with commentary from #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Wendy Williams, Sparkle, and John Legend. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea, his brothers Carey and Bruce, and his ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones also contribute commentary in the series.
The docuseries was first announced back in May. “Some very brave black women have trusted us with their stories, their truth and their trauma,” executive producer Dream Hampton said in a statement. “They are survivors, and I’m honored to share their stories with the world.”
Surviving R. Kelly debuts on Lifetime on January 3rd, 2019. I’m grateful for every survivor who sat with me and shared her story. Please watch our trailer here: https://t.co/XHGciohJLn
— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) October 22, 2018
The six-hour series is set to air in three parts on Thursday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT; Friday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT; and Saturday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch the official documentary trailer above.
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