Following the evacuation, many attendees took to Twitter to tweet about the incident using the hashtag #MuteRKelly. Several in attendance, including MeToo founder Tarana Burke, were disappointed the alleged victims were silenced due to the private screening’s cancellation.
In the flick, which traces the vocalist’s childhood to present day, several accusers discuss their relationships with the R&B singer, including his ex-wife Andrea Kelly, who recently spoke out about the abuse she said she endured during her 13-year marriage to him.
In addition to remarks from accusers, the film also features appearances from celebrities and family members, such as singer John Legend, talk show host Wendy Williams, Burke and R. Kelly’s brothers. Overall, the project includes more than 50 interviews.
The six-part docuseries is set to air on Lifetime at 9 p.m. ET Thursday, Jan. 3, Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5.
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