Watch The Full ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docu-Series

Watch The Full ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docu-Series

Watch The Full ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docu-Series

Among those interviewed are musicians Stephanie "Sparkle" Edwards - who compared R. Kelly to Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein - and John Legend.

That same year, 1994, it was widely reported Kelly and Aaliyah had secretly married, though they both denied it.

John Legend appeared in the "Surviving R Kelly" documentary and took to Twitter to claim he refused to help "protect a serial child rapist".

Had an alleged sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Tiffany Hawkins in 1991 when he was 24. Van Allen said if she had a phone call, it would have to be screened by R. Kelly and his associates.

Bruce Kelly conducted his interviews from a Cook County jail, where he is serving a two to four-year sentence on charges stemming from a 2016 burglary. "That broke my heart - I was so disappointed in him", Demetrius said about R. Kelly impregnating his young girlfriend.

In a statement to PEOPLE, Lifetime said it "has always been a brand that champions women's stories". 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 documentary will air as scheduled".

She event turned down an offer in the high-six figures to film herself calling a truce with Kelly, saying she can not be bought.

John Legend has taken to Twitter to address his appearance on Lifetime's new Surviving R. Kelly documentary series, stating that he does not consider himself courageous for taking part in the show, which chronicles the sexual assault and pedophilia allegations made against R. Kelly.

Haughton doesn't want "these lies and fabrications" to taint her daughter's legacy.

Aaliyah's life was cut short after she died in a plane crash in 2001 at the age of 22.

"These lies and fabrications can not be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from the forked tongues of saboteurs of Aaliyah's legacy", the message continued.

Following hampton's response, Questlove deleted his tweets. Numerous early allegations appeared in his hometown newspaper, The Chicago Sun-Times, but they were met with vehement backlash. "I was so disappointed in him, 'cause I really believed him when he said that, you know, he wasn't doing and messing with Aaliyah", shared Smith, who also admitted that he's "not proud" of forging the papers for Kelly and Aaliyah.

They have, however, followed him throughout his career and become the focus of much conversation surrounding the artist.

Surviving R. Kelly airs on Lifetime at 9 p.m. ET from Thursday, Jan. 3 to Saturday, Jan. 5.

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