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Surviving R. Kelly 

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




Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





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
Toure ...  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 3 episodes, 2019
Leslie Segar 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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On January 18, 2019, soon after this docuseries aired, Sony/RCA announced that they were dropping R. Kelly from the record label. See more »


Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 21 January 2019 (2019) See more »

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The monsters we create
29 September 2019 | by amgcmg3See all my reviews

Wow! If this is true, I'm appalled at how disgusting this man is. I like R.Kelly's music but this was jaw dropping. The truth is in the eye of the beholder but it's hard to ignore the volume of accusations. The show may exaggerate the claims but the volume of claims is hard to ignore.

Charlamagne Tha God stated he believes the public refuses to acknowledge these crimes because the victims are young black women. I think R.Kelly's situation is very close in comparison to the (alleged) sex crimes against young white males committed by Michael Jackson.

Not to say racism didn't play a part but the real problem is the status we hold celebrities up to instead of judging them by their character. The worst thing you can do to our community is enable those with drug and/ mental problems. But to give them social power? We are the ones creating these monsters.

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Release Date:

3 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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