Lifetime has ordered two both an untitled documentary series and a telemovie which will both tackle the allegations of abuse swirling around R&B star R. Kelly.
The doco will investigate rumors of abuse (sexual, mental, and physical), predatory behavior, and paedophilia surrounding the singer with both alleged survivors of Kelly’s abuse and people from his inner circle participating.
The telemovie that will delve into the inner world of R. Kelly, detailing allegations of abuse and mind games. Joel Karsberg and Jesse Daniels will executive produce both productions, while Barbara Marshall will write the script for the film.
Kelly has been the subject of multiple controversies over the course of his career, but came under renewed scrutiny in July when reports surfaced he was operating a ‘cult’ in which he allegedly brainwashed young women after telling them he could help their musical careers, keeping them in homes in Chicago and Atlanta cut off from families, and allegedly abusing them both mentally and physically.