Born Robert Sylvester Kelly, the 51-year-old award-winning singer's sexual misconduct has always been the subject of rumor.
"Also on the series premiere, Kelly's former tour manager and assistant, Demetrius Smith, not only revealed that he was the first person Kelly came to anxious that he got Aaliyah pregnant, but he was in the room when the two secretly got married and was the one who forged the paperwork stating that Aaliyah was 18-years-old, when, in reality, she was only 15 at the time". At the very beginning of the video, the man hands the young girl money, and she mouths the words "thank you".
Sparkle had introduced her niece to Kelly when she was 12-years-old, and the alleged sex tape was recorded two years later, when her niece was 14.
That was Lisa Van Allen, who was just 17 and believed that she was Kelly's girlfriend at the time due to the fact that she spent all her time with him and they were havcing a sexual relationship. Kelly was acquitted on nearly two dozen child pornography charges.
Much of "Surviving R. Kelly" focuses on Kelly's inner circle of trusted family, friends and business associates. This program falls under Lifetime's commitment to provide a platform to give women a voice where they have previously been unheard to bring awareness to the abuses and harassment of women.
The first two installments aired Thursday night as scheduled. "I knew it wasn't right even though I was six at the time".
The singer's mother, Diana Haughton, responded to the allegations in a statement sent to the Aaliyah for Mac Twitter account. In fact, that's where he met one of his later victims: Jerhonda Pace went to court to get an autograph and began dating the singer when she was just 16.
"These lies and fabrications can not be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from the forked tongues of saboteurs of Aaliyah's legacy". Hampton revealed a conversation that she had with The Roots' drummer, Questlove. While she was turned down by many A-list celebrities, the focus of the story was never meant to be on them anyway.
Lifetime TV channel's long-awaited docuseries Surviving R Kelly, which explores the various sexual assault allegations against the singer, has caused a flurry on social media.
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