John Legend is one of the few stars speaking out in Lifetime’s new documentary titled Surviving R. Kelly. The shocking 6-part docuseries features wide-ranging interviews with R. Kelly’s family members, former friends and colleagues, but most notably, women who claim that for decades the hit-making singer and producer used his power and influence to sexually and physically abuse women and young girls.
“R. Kelly has brought so much pain to so many people” Legend, 40, said during an interview for the documentary. Legend has openly supported women’s right’s organization Time’s Up and the #MuteRKelly boycott.
Women behind allegations of sexual abuse have come forward against R. Kelly in the new documentary.
Many of the accusations that have plagued his career came to light in the first two parts of a six part documentary which aired on Lifetime on Thursday night titled Surviving R. Kelly.
Many of the women came forward in the shocking docuseries in which friends, family, and accusers opened up about their alleged relationships with Kelly, 51, who has been accused of pursuing relationships with underage women – several of whom he allegedly met at the mall or high schools.
Kelly has long denied all of the accusations made against him. From an early age, Kelly’s musical talent was apparent to those around him, and he enjoyed success not long after leaving high school and winning a singing contest.Yet it was around this time Kelly allegedly began meeting girls at high schools. Music producer Craig Williams said ‘I heard a lot about him hanging a lot around the high school.’
‘What the hell is he doing hanging around the high school?’ he added.