Lifetime just released two new emotional clips for Surviving R. Kelly, a three-part docuseries about the singer’s alleged sexual misconduct. For the first time ever, viewers are getting a glimpse at some of Kelly’s alleged victims, and their stories will haunt you.
In Surviving R. Kelly, over 50 people detail the singer’s reported sexual predilections for underage girls. In addition to two of Kelly’s brothers, Carey and Bruce Kelly, the series has interviews with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, and several of his victims.
In two newly released clips, Asante McGee, a woman who says she was victimized by Kelly, admitted that she “was willing to do anything to please him,” while another woman, Jerhonda Pace revealed, “I felt like a prisoner. I started to believe I was nothing without him.”
Back in July, Buzzfeed news accused Kelly of running a “sex cult” and keeping young women against his will. Kelly has repeatedly denied these allegations.
Though the accusations of Kelly have persisted for over two decades, in Surviving R. Kelly writer Mikka Kendall explains why he’s taken so long to call the singer out for his actions.
“We all noticed, [but] no one cared because we were Black girls,” Kendall said.
Surviving R. Kelly premieres on January 3, 2019 at 9 p.m. Eastern on Lifetime.