After breaking the ground, literally, by amplifying the voices of R. Kelly’s alleged victims, Lifetime will return next year with a second part to their award-winning docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly.
A nearly four-minute trailer, released Wednesday, revealed even more frightening details from Kelly’s victims, who in part one of the doc claimed the disgraced singer had physically, emotionally and sexually abused them.
R. Kelly and his lawyers have long denied the allegations, including claims that the singer had sex with underage teens.
“I was a part of a suicide pact,” one alleged victims says in the trailer. “If he was to go to jail, I was supposed to kill myself, and—I’m sorry…I’m getting emotional.”
The trailer also details how the original docuseries resulted in R. Kelly’s latest federal and state charges in various states, and includes new interviews from victims, their families, their lawyers and celebrities.
Damon Dash, who was dating Aaliyah at the time of her death in 2001, says in the trailer, “Whoever’s acting like they didn’t know is lying.”
Court records show that R. Kelly wed an underage Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old.
The New York Times reported last week that a source told the publication that Kelly, who was 27 years old at the time, used a fake ID to obtain a marriage license that listed Aaliyah’s age as 18. The marriage, held in 1994, was later annulled. Now the singer is facing a federal bribery charge.
Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning will be a three-part series, premiering January 2, 2020 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.