The Controversial Surviving R. Kelly Docuseries Is Now Available To Watch In The UK
There have only been a few documentary series that have been released in the last few years that have caused a stir as much as the one about embattled R&B singer R Kelly.
Surviving R. Kelly is a six-part series that explores the sexual abuse allegations against the 'Ignition' singer.
Shortly after the program aired on American TV, Kelly was dropped by his record label, illustrating how damaging this documentary is; and now, after being viewed by audiences across the US, it's finally made its way to Britain.
The series will be available on the Crime + Investigation channel on-demand.
In addition to the claims levelled by the women in the documentary, people closest to the performer have since come forward and alleged other things.
His ex-wife has claimed she was physically, verbally, and emotionally abused by the singer.
Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Andrea Kelly said she was coming forward to support claims that have come out about her ex-husband, though she said she couldn't corroborate individual allegations.Andrea said: "In the beginning, Robert the person was funny, and we started out as friends. It evolved into a relationship - he was very broken, he shared intimate secrets with me about being abused as a child and his illiteracy.
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"The thing that bonded us was that my father, a Baptist preacher, put his hands on my mother. Domestic abuse isn't foreign to both of us."
However, despite her claims that the singer had revealed he had been abused as a child, Andrea said that wasn't an excuse.
She said: "I'm a firm believer that just because you were abused doesn't mean you have a free pass to be an abuser.
"I sit here not only as a survivor but also the mother of his children. It's very difficult to me but I know my position. I know that coming forward brings validity to these women's stories so I could not say something."
The singer's daughter, Joann, 21, also revealed that she doesn't speak to her father but is 'torn' as a result of the accusations levelled at her dad.
As a result of the allegations raised by Surviving R. Kelly, police revealed that more people have come forward and their claims are now being investigated.
Artists who have worked with Kelly in the past, including Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper, Celine Dion and Ciara have pulled collaborations from streaming services in solidarity with the alleged victims.
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