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Lifetime's “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary exposed disturbing claims of rampant sexual abuse against singer R. Kelly, triggering public outrage and Kelly’s eventual arrest.
Now, the network is ready for round two.
“Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning,” will premiere as a three-night special event beginning Jan. 2, and will follow the aftermath of the first explosive documentary, according to E! News.
The latest installment will include new interviews with survivors — including Kelly’s ex-girlfriend Dominique Gardner — psychologists, and experts who weigh in on the allegations against the R&B singer and the reverberations felt across the country after these dark alleged secrets were exposed.
Gardner will speak about leaving her life with the singer behind and reuniting with her family for the first time in nine years, Vulture reports.
“Seeing Dominique get out, I’ma keep doing whatever I can to get my daughter home,” one father says in the powerful trailer.
Others interviewed in the documentary include investigative journalist Jim DeRogatis, Damon Dash, Jamilah Lemieux, Angela Yee, Sheryl Lee Ralph, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Mathew Knowles, W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Allred and Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx.
Kelly, 52, will have to catch the documentary from behind bars as he awaits trial on a series of charges across multiple jurisdictions. A federal trial in Chicago has tentatively been scheduled for April, after Kelly was accused of conspiring with former employers in his 2008 child pornography trial to pay off witnesses, according to The Chicago Tribune.
Kelly will also face trial in Brooklyn the following month for allegedly grooming underage women for sexual abuse.
Kelly is also facing charges in Cook County.
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