You’ve seen the headlines, likely read through a few of the allegations, but now you’ll have a chance to hear from the women who have allegedly survived sexual, mental, and physical abuse at the hands of R. Kelly, including his ex-wife Andrea Kelly and singer Sparkle.
Surviving R. Kelly is a six-hour, three-part series airing on Lifetime next week that purports to tell the untold story of his alleged victims which also include Jerhonda Pace, Kitti Jones, Asante McGee, and Lisa Van Allen. In the series trailer, one victim is heard saying, “There’s a difference between R. Kelly and Robert (the singer’s full name). R. Kelly’s this fun, laughing, loving guy, but Robert, he’s the devil.”
The docuseries appears to detail more than a decade of the singer’s alleged transgressions, from being arrested and charged with 21 counts of child pornography in 2002, up until the #MuteRKelly movement of this year which gained steam after Rolling Stone published details of Kelly’s alleged sex cult and the young women being held there against their will.
Surviving R. Kelly will air over three consecutive nights starting January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, but it appears Andrea Kelly has already received a ceast and decist demand due to news of the upcoming series based on this post she uploaded to Instagram three days ago. The dancer said she will not tolerate false accusations and, similarly, Jerhonda Pace, in sharing the docuseries trailer on her Instagram page, proclaimed, “We will not be silenced.”
Check out parts 1 and 2 of the Survivors Speak Out trailers below.