A six-part series about the controversial R&B star R. Kelly which features several women making allegations of abuse by him.




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Series cast summary:
Tarana Burke ...  Self 6 episodes, 2019
Kathy Chaney Kathy Chaney ...  Self 6 episodes, 2019
Andrea Kelly ...  Self 6 episodes, 2019
Candice Norcott Candice Norcott ...  Self 6 episodes, 2019
Touré ...  Self 6 episodes, 2019
Jody Adewale Jody Adewale ...  Self 5 episodes, 2019
Nelson George ...  Self 5 episodes, 2019
Jamilah Lemieux Jamilah Lemieux ...  Self 5 episodes, 2019
Tracii McGregor Tracii McGregor ...  Self 5 episodes, 2019
Ann Powers Ann Powers ...  Self 5 episodes, 2019
Sparkle Sparkle ...  Self 5 episodes, 2019
Wendy Williams ...  Self 5 episodes, 2019
Jovante Cunningham Jovante Cunningham ...  Self 4 episodes, 2019
Kitti Jones Kitti Jones ...  Self 4 episodes, 2019
John Legend ...  Self 4 episodes, 2019
Gem Pratts Gem Pratts ...  Self 4 episodes, 2019
Lisa Van Allen Lisa Van Allen ...  Self 4 episodes, 2019
Craig J. Williams ...  Self 4 episodes, 2019
Jacques Conway Jacques Conway ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019
Carey Kelly Carey Kelly ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019
Daniel Bruce Kelly Daniel Bruce Kelly ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019
Lizzette Martinez Lizzette Martinez ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019
Khadija Monk Khadija Monk ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019
Oronike Odeleye Oronike Odeleye ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019
Jerhonda Pace Jerhonda Pace ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019
Abdon Pallasch Abdon Pallasch ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019
Faith Rodgers Faith Rodgers ...  Survivor 2 episodes, 2019
Leslie Segar ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019
Demetrius Smith Demetrius Smith ...  Self 3 episodes, 2019


A six-part series about the controversial R&B star R. Kelly which features several women making allegations of abuse by him.

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Credible, firsthand accounts... if you really think R Kelly is innocent watch this...
6 January 2019 | by LiveLoveLeadSee all my reviews

I hardly know how to review this documentary but that these idiots who gave 1 star are so naive (or just don't care) about domestic abuse, brainwashing, grooming children, and victimization infuriated me. This is a documentary trying to desperately reach out to inform people and get support to stop an extremely sick, abusive, sexual predator who has gotten away with his perverted and vile behavior for over 25 years because he's famous and chart-topping songs. Yes, this piece can get a bit repetitive in the 6 1-hour segments of interviews and maybe it could have been cut in half, but I found this show very informative and necessary as a voice for the survivors/victims. Similar to Harvey Weinstein, Kelly seems to continually get away with crimes even though people around him knew/know what's going on. What's worse is Kelly's victims were more often underage girls (12-17-years old). Hearing from survivors, people in the industry, friends and family of Kelly, psychiatrists, and the families of girls still caught in R Kelly's web is informative and heart-wrenching. It is so sad that people turn their back or are even complicit in helping these narcissistic, bullies just because the perpetrator is famous and people don't want to loose their friendship, risk their job or just don't want to get involved so it goes on and on and on creating more and more victims and more and more pain and brokenness. It's also shocking at how many people so easily don't want to believe that a smooth voiced, smooth talking, charismatic, handsome musician would "do such a thing" when the damning evidence and witnesses are plentiful (I mean sex tape people!!) Finally, after all these years, people in the music industry are starting to stand up for these victims and let Kelly know they won't condone this disgusting behavior and treatment of girls/women and it's because of courageous people like the ones who made and spoke out in this documentary and the #MuteRKelly movement. Why do we let people harm others? Harvey Wienstein, Bill Cosby, OJ Simpson, R Kelly...maybe this film will help us open our eyes and recognize these predators, encourage us to stand up for victims (instead of judging, ignoring, or accusing them) and also maybe we can get these predator the help they need... hurt people, hurt people.

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Release Date:

3 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Surviving R. Kelly See more »

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16:9 HD
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