VIDEO: R. Kelly victims share their painful stories in new docu-series trailer


R. Kelly’s time is up.

A Lifetime movie Surviving R. Kelly will air in January with the most in-depth examination of his past and the bevy of sexual abuse claims by multiple women that have soiled the disgraced R&B singer’s reputation.

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In the newly released clip, accusers’ detail disturbing accounts of mental and physical abuse by the musician including claims of being held against their will and forced into a sex cult and allegations that Kelly had sex with minors, reports Rolling Stone.

“There’s a difference between R. Kelly and Robert. R. Kelly’s this fun, laughing, loving guy,” one woman narrates in the clip. “But Robert…is the devil.”

Others featured in the trailer refer to Kelly as a “puppet master” and a “monster.”  Also interviewed for the 3-part series is John Legend, R&B singer Sparkle, talk show host Wendy Williams, and #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke.

Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly, who has recently detailed her own marital experience and said she contemplated suicide, also appears in the series as well as his ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones.

“Some very brave black women have trusted us with their stories, their truth and their trauma,” executive producer Dream Hampton said in a statement. “They are survivors, and I’m honored to share their stories with the world.”

The series includes more than 50 interviews. Kelly’s brothers Carey and Bruce also appears in the docu-series.

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The six-hour Lifetime docuseries will air in three installments: Thursday, January 3rd at 9 p.m. ET/PT; Friday, January 4th at 9 p.m. ET/PT; and Saturday, January 5th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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