R Kelly’s controversial sexual conduct with women has been put under the spotlight in damning new documentary titled Surviving R Kelly.
The six-part docu-series, which premiered on US channel Lifetime last week, interviewed 50 different people, including his ex-wife and several other women who claim to have been sexually molested and manipulated by the 51-year-old musician over the last two decades.
Among the issues explored in the film include his relationship and illegal marriage to tragic singer and actress Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in 2001. In the first episode, Kelly’s former back-up singer Jovante Cunningham alleges she saw him having sex with his protegee Aaliyah when she was underage.
In response, Aaliyah’s mother Diane Haughton denies Cunningham’s claims saying she and her husband were always on tour with Aaliyah. She also denied knowing Cunningham. Kelly, has consistently denied the allegations against him.
In his reaction, Kelly claims to “not know half” of the people who featured in Surviving R. Kelly and is “disgusted” by the reports of abuse. He added that everyone involved in making Surviving R. Kelly were people who have a personal “vendetta” against him.
As a result, the R & B singer plans to “sue everybody,” who featured in the docu-series.