In the United States makes this weekend the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” on the transmitter Lifetime. In six one-hour follow different women report, how you are oppressed by the R&B singer (“I Believe I Can Fly”) to systematically and sexually abused.
The allegations are already known. Already in 2002 and 2003, Kelly had been twice arrested because of suspicion to have with Minors, sexual intercourse had to have shots. 2017 allegations, R. Kelly, have held several women, like a cult leader, depending on.
In this detail, the allegations have not been compiled yet density. They date back to the early nineties, when R. Kelly began his career. To get word former Girlfriends as Jerhonda Pace and Kitti Jones, as well as the Ex-wife of the singer, Andrea Kelly. The R&B artist Sparkle, who began her career in 1998 as a protégé of Kelly’s, talks in detail about her relationship with him. The stories are similar, therefore, it is gone, Kelly is always a question of Power over the women, to exercise, to systematically foreclose and completely to his will.
Many of the women were at the time of their connection with the pop star, minor, always, this had been used previously as a Mentor. Already in 1994 – since he was 27 years old – Aaaliyah he married the then 15-year-old singer. The marriage was later annulled. The singer died in 2001 in a plane crash.
While the charges of the alleged victims in the Lifetime series are solid, not were wars more famous colleagues to the allegations in front of the camera. The producer of the documentary series, dream hampton, said in an Interview with industry Portal “Shadow And Act” that you would ask, among other things, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Lil Kim, Erykah Badu and Dave Chappelle, but all went away from the project.
One of the few Mega-Stars, the very clear position, is the Soul singer John Legend. In the series he says: “Time’s up for R. Kelly.” And in a message on Twitter, he wrote in a letter to colleagues addressed the expected from the appearance in the documentary cons: “I believe these women and not going to fucking defend a serial child rapist. Easy Decision.”
To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all. I believe these women and don’t give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.
— John Legend (@John legend) 4. January 2019
R. Kelly has referred so far, no comments to the documentation. But his lawyers announced to take action against them.