Airdate: Surviving R. Kelly

Controversial documentary on singer R. Kelly is coming to Crime + Investigation.

Controversial documentary series Surviving R. Kelly is coming to Crime + Investigation later this month.

The 6 part series details sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly, all of which the US singer has denied.

It screened in the US last month.

In the ground-breaking and controversial documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, women are emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories. Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly’s genre defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with alleged rumours of abuse, predatory behaviour, and paedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations have seemingly affected him.

For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kelly’s inner circle, are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental, and physical abuse. They are now finally ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen.

Uncovering over 10 survivors’ stories, the documentary series features 52 interviews, including women’s rights activist Tarana Burke, musicians John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, brothers Cary and Bruce Kelly, and many others, who look at R. Kelly’s controversial past, beginning in 1970 through to the present day and shed a light on the R&B star whose history of alleged abuse of underage African American girls has, until recently, been largely ignored by mainstream media.

Surviving R. Kelly is executive produced by cultural critic, filmmaker and passionate activist dream hampton, Tamara Simmons, Joel Karlsberg and Jesse Daniels for Kreativ Inc. which has a production deal with Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), and Brie Miranda Bryant from Lifetime.

Friday, February 22 at 9.30pm on Crime & Investigation.