Surviving R. Kelly: The ImpactAired on May 04, 2019
Following the debut of the record-breaking premiere of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly, the network will debut a two-hour follow-up special, Surviving R Kelly: The Impact, detailing the conversations and reactions ignited by the powerful documentary series. Hosted by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, Surviving R Kelly: The Impact highlights the impact the documentary has had on our culture globally, how it has elevated the conversation on sexual violence and what it means to be a survivor.
In the days following the debut of Surviving R. Kelly on Lifetime, vital conversations erupted throughout the country. Calls to sexual assault hotlines increased by 35%, and #MuteRKelly activists were galvanized to protest for R. Kelly’s record label to drop him. Public outcry ensured the survivors would not be ignored and more women came forward with allegations of abuse. Seven weeks after the debut of the docuseries, the Cook County attorney’s office indicted the R&B singer on 10 felony counts of aggravated sexual assault involving four victims and spanning over a decade, ultimately leading to Kelly’s arrest. The special features footage from the docuseries, interviews with journalists, legal experts, non-profit organizations and psychologists to discuss the ongoing story surrounding R. Kelly, including an in-depth look at his now infamous interview with Gayle King and the women who are still standing by his side.
The Pied Piper of R&BAired on Jan 03, 2019
As R. Kelly rises to fame and power as an R&B icon, he forms relationships with younger singers and dancers. Rumors about his marriage to a fifteen-year-old Aaliyah do little to stop his meteoric trajectory.
Hiding in Plain SightAired on Jan 03, 2019
After his marriage to Aaliyah is annulled, R. Kelly continues to soar on top of the charts. A talented choreographer becomes the new Mrs. Kelly in a secret ceremony.
Sex Tape ScandalAired on Jan 04, 2019
As journalists uncover a trail of lawsuits and confidential settlements concerning underage girls, an underground sex tapes emerges that puts R. Kelly in a compromising position.
The People vs. R. KellyAired on Jan 04, 2019
R. Kelly goes to trial in Chicago on multiple counts of child pornography for his alleged participation in a sex tape involving a minor.
All the Missing GirlsAired on Jan 05, 2019
Parents of girls in R. Kelly’s camp accuse him of keeping them psychologically and sexually imprisoned. One mother fights to get her daughter back – and wins.
Black Girls Matter.Aired on Jan 05, 2019
As other major public figures fall from grace, women’s groups come forward to take aim against the sexually brazen superstar. Is R. Kelly’s time finally up?