R. Kelly Fast Facts

Lifetime announces ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ follow-up

Lifetime recently announced a “Surviving R. Kelly” follow-up special.

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The two-hour segment, titled “Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact,” will explore how the documentary, which delved into the singer’s history of alleged physical and emotional abuse of women, has affected those featured in the six-part series.

Soledad O’Brien will host the event, and it will air at 10 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 4.

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The original documentary debuted in January in six parts over the course of three nights. After it the full run of the series aired, activists continued to protest the singer online and at his Chicago studio. 

In this March 22, 2019 photo, R. Kelly, leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building after a hearing in Chicago. A Cook County judge has entered a default judgment for a woman who sued Kelly in February, accusing the singer of sexually abusing her when she was a minor 20 years ago. A Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Chicago Sun-Times report says the court will enter an amount Kelly should pay next month. It ruled Kelly in default Tuesday after he never responded to summonses.
Photo: Matt Marton/AP

Shortly after the show, Kelly’s record label, Sony,and dropped him. He was also charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. 

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Kelly has denied all sexual assault allegations against him. 

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