The ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ series is inspiring sexual abuse survivors to stand up to their abusers.
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‘Surviving R. Kelly: The Reckoning’ was created to give the world fresh insight into the fallen star’s abuse of young women and girls following his imprisonment last year.
Today, RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline reported that it received a 40% increase in calls in the hours following its airing on Lifetime thanks to brave survivors who were inspired to tell their stories after watching the show.
We are proud to have partnered with Lifetime on this project and are encouraged that our work with the media continues to empower survivors of sexual violence to seek the help that they need to heal.
A number of the singer’s associates are facing smouldering legal heat for facilitating/turning a blind-eye to the abuse (some of which was carried out on children as young as 11).
Lifetime had this to say about the show’s impact….
We are so thankful for our partnership with RAINN as part of our Stop Violence Against Women Initiative and to see the jump in calls during the airings of Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning. It’s amazing to know the documentary has encouraged important and necessary conversations to happen and we are extremely proud of our survivors for their courage, who by standing up for themselves, stand for so much more.