Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

R.Kelly to launch website in an attempt to 'expose' his accusers

R.Kelly to launch website in an attempt to 'expose' his accusers

If you've not been paying too much attention to the R. Kelly saga recently, it's worth noting that last week saw the premiere of Surviving R. Kelly, a documentary dedicated to outlining and discussing the many accusations against the artist. Kelly's accusers are all women of color, many of whom were minors at the time.

A week later we are all still talking about R. Kelly's shocking docuseries Surviving R. Kelly aired on Lifetime.

But the "Work Out" rapper shared the interview in full on Twitter, which provided context for his controversial comments.

Kelly's lawyer said the documentary is filled with false allegations, and has suggested the subjects are defaming his client for personal gain, according to Billboard.

Well, I have spoken to more than a dozen courageous women who have put their names and faces to the accusations they have made in BuzzFeed in July 2017, the big story that has revitalized interest in this sad tale.

A YouTube video link posted on the page claims to be a phone conversation between McGee's daughter and her ex-boyfriend, where the daughter allegedly debunked the sexual abuse claims and MeGee apparently boasted to her about the perks of being with Kelly.

Chance, 25, did not partake in the series, but a quote from a May interview with the lifestyle platform Cassius was included. "We've invested so much of ourselves into this man that it's hard for us to let go. Mr. Kelly again denies any and all wrong doing and is taking appropriate legal action to protect himself from ongoing defamation".

As did I, for many years.

R. Kelly faced child pornography charges in Cook County in 2002, but was acquitted after a trial in 2008.

The "Surviving R Kelly" documentary has sparked a wave of fresh #MuteRKelly protests online, whilst the likes of John Legend have also publicly labelled the R&B star a "serial child rapist" - but the "Ignition" star is planning on hitting back.

Non-for-profit advocacy organisation Color of Change tweeted the "strength of black women & girls is determined by how much suffering we can endure".

"He talked about being molested as well, and he told me he was molested by an older guy in his neighbourhood", she says (via The Grapevine). "The women in #SurvivingRKelly are our heroes".

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