Lifetime’s Doing A Doc Series On R. Kelly’s Controversial Private Life – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire, coming soon the Lifetime Network is set to air an extensive documentary about R. Kelly. To be clear, this isn't gonna be a celebratory film about the Pied Piper's music career. Rather long hard look into the stars long history of inappropriate dealings with young girls, the sex tapes, sexual abuse, and recent allegations of running a sex cult.
Robert Kelly has long been accused of being a sex addict and now Lifetime will examine the stories, charges, and the women who've fallen under his spell. AllHipHop reports the doc series will be produced by writer, filmmaker, cultural critic and hip-hop journalist, Dream Hampton, and is a part of Lifetime's Stop Violence Against Women Campaign. The movie will take a hard look at examine decades of sexual abuse, the sex tapes, and young girls claiming to have been sexually assaulted by Kelly.
The R&B singers controversial private life is going to be explored through the eyes of survivors. Hampton said, "Some very brave black women have trusted us with their stories, their truth and their trauma. They are survivors and I'm honored to share their stories with the world." Last year the families of two young women allegedly manipulated and brainwashed to live with the singer will be in the series, as well as former associates who'll give their account of Kelly's mind-set, and abusive relationships. Below The Breakfast Club talks the upcoming doc series, and their take on the singers guilt.
Simply put to members of the Time's Up movement's Women of Color Committee, which includes superstar director Ava DuVernay, actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell, TV mogul Shonda Rhimes and more want this brotha's job. Members, Oronike Odeleye and Kenyette Barnes started the #MuteRKelly last year in response to the years of sexual assault accusations and abuse, and nothing being done to stop him. Meanwhile, the anti-harassment organization and women's equality group is turning up the heat by calling out Kelly's label RCA, concert arenas, and streaming service companies to cut all ties with the singer.
They also want him locked up, calling for authorities to do an extensive investigation into all of the allegations being made against him. It ain't looking good for Kell's right about now. More details coming soon on the release date, and time.
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