Lifetime‘s ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ is widely considered the trigger that set off a ripple effect of woes for the embattled singer.
A lengthy list of women sat down with filmmaker Dream Hampton and shared harrowing stories of abuse, grooming, and humiliation.
In the weeks following, the star was hit with legal ramifications – including a 10-count indictment for sexual assault. Initial failure to post bail saw him imprisoned for several days. He then returned to the slammer after struggling to make child support payments to ex-wife Andrea Kelly.
As he gears up for a series of colossal court dates, Lifetime have announced a follow-up special set to air next month.
Head below for details and a chilling trailer…
Per a press statement issued moments ago, the network confirmed the broadcast of a two-hour special named ‘Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact.’
Set to air on May 4th at 10pm ET, it’s hosted by critically acclaimed journalist Soledad O’Brien.
It’s billed as highlighting the impact the original doc has had on culture and conversation worldwide, with specific spotlight on the need to address sexual violence and what it means to be a survivor.