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A Lifetime movie Surviving R. Kelly will air in January with the most in-depth examination of his past and the bevy of sexual abuse claims by multiple women that have soiled the disgraced R&B singer’s reputation.
In the newly released clip, accusers’ detail disturbing accounts of mental and physical abuse by the musician including claims of being held against their will and forced into a sex cult and allegations that Kelly had sex with minors, reports Rolling Stone.
“There’s a difference between R. Kelly and Robert. R. Kelly’s this fun, laughing, loving guy,” one woman narrates in the clip. “But Robert…is the devil.”
Others featured in the trailer refer to Kelly as a “puppet master” and a “monster.” Also interviewed for the 3-part series is John Legend, R&B singer Sparkle, talk show host Wendy Williams, and #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke.
Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly, who has recently detailed her own marital experience and said she contemplated suicide, also appears in the series as well as his ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones.
“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.”
The series includes more than 50 interviews. Kelly’s brothers Carey and Bruce also appears in the docu-series.
The six-hour Lifetime docuseries will air in three installments: Thursday, January 3rd at 9 p.m. ET/PT; Friday, January 4th at 9 p.m. ET/PT; and Saturday, January 5th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
According to R Kelly's bro, the singer would take her in his room and close the door. Carey claims that he later found out that R Kelly was having s*x with this cousin and she later had a child. Carey believes that the child is R Kelly's, even though no DNA test was taken.
“You give people chances to change before you put their business out there, before you actually say ‘enough it enough.’ Things happen in people’s lives to the point where you feel like it’s a wake-up call and now they get a chance to right their wrongs,” Carey said referencing the 1993 death of their mother, Joanne Kelly, and Aaliyah’s death in 2001.
Carey claims that his brother “became worse” after losing his mother and Aaliyah, and being acquitted in a 2008 child pornography case. The siblings apparently got into a physical fight at one point, after Carey allegedly confronted R. Kelly about going after little girls. “I wasn’t condoning [his behavior],” Carey maintained, noting that he believed that R. Kelly was “trying to get some help.”