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Surviving R. Kelly

Season 1 2019

  • 2019-01-04T02:00:00Z on Lifetime
  • 45 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins (6 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly’s genre defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations have seemingly affected him. For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kelly’s inner circle, are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental, and physical abuse. They are now finally ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen.

6 episodes

1x01 The Pied Piper of R&B

  • Series Premiere

    2019-01-04T02:00:00Z — 48 mins

As R. Kelly rises to fame and power as an R&B icon, he forms relationships with younger singers and dancers. Rumors about his marriage to a 15 year old Aaliyah do little to stop his meteoric trajectory.

1x02 Hiding In Plain Sight

  • 2019-01-04T02:00:00Z — 46 mins

After his marriage to Aaliyah is annulled, R. Kelly continues to soar on top of the charts. A talented choreographer becomes the new Mrs. Kelly in a secret ceremony.

1x03 Sex Tape Scandal

  • 2019-01-05T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

As journalists uncover a trail of lawsuits and confidential settlements concerning underage girls, an underground sex tape emerges that puts R. Kelly in a compromising position.

1x04 The People vs. R. Kelly

  • 2019-01-05T02:00:00Z — 48 mins

R. Kelly goes to trial in Chicago on multiple counts of child pornography for his alleged participation in a sex tape involving a minor.

1x05 All The Missing Girls

  • 2019-01-06T02:00:00Z — 63 mins

Parents of girls in R. Kelly's camp accuse him of keeping them psychologically and sexually imprisoned. One mother fights to get her daughter back -- and wins.

1x06 Black Girls Matter

  • 2019-01-06T02:00:00Z — 52 mins

As other major public figures fall from grace, women's groups come forward to take aim against the sexually brazen superstar. Is R. Kelly's time finally up?