Lifetime’s docuseries Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, which particulars allegations of kid sexual abuse by R&B singer Robert Sylvester Kelly, premiered on Jan. 2. R. Kelly is at the moment awaiting his Apr. 2020 trial on associated prices, however vehemently denies all allegations towards him.
The continuation of the bombshell docuseries options insider accounts from R. Kelly’s supporters and accusers alike, in addition to his relations, former workers members, and journalists who’ve labored on the story for years.
Night 1 of Surviving R. Kelly Part II chronicled R. Kelly’s notorious marriage to the then fifteen-year-old late singer Aaliyah, in addition to allegations of threats and violence from R. Kelly’s supporters and group members by his accusers.
The season premiere of the three-night docuseries opened with heartbreaking interviews of R. Kelly’s two brothers, Bruce Kelly (at the moment incarcerated) and Carey Kelly. Both brothers claimed that R. Kelly’s earlier tales about being molested himself as a baby have been true and supplied harrowing particulars about his and their very own alleged abuse.
The brothers described a troublesome upbringing that included abuse by a male neighbor
Bruce and Carey mentioned on Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning that R. Kelly was as soon as a sufferer earlier than he grew to become a perpetrator. Both males mentioned R. Kelly used to go to their 60-something neighbor, Mr. Henry, as a baby. They claimed he uncovered himself to them and “tried things” with R. Kelly at a younger age.
“We fought for our life to get out that house,” mentioned Carey of the harrowing expertise. “We could hear him say, ‘Don’t tell nobody.’”
While Carey and Bruce speculated that the expertise could have performed a job in R. Kelly’s alleged future habits, many sexual assault specialists and psychologists assert that the overwhelming majority of sexual abuse survivors don’t ever change into perpetrators. However, in a small minority of instances, there generally is a hyperlink.
The Kellys’ mom was reportedly paid off in trade for her silence
According to the Kellys, their mom known as the police after they advised her about Mr. Henry.
Carey claimed the police arrived and “looked away” as different males within the neighborhood beat Mr. Henry for his actions. However, R. Kelly’s mom finally refused to look in courtroom to testify towards her son’s purported abuser. Her sons claimed she was supplied $5,000 in trade for her silence on the matter.
They additionally described alleged abuse by a female relative
Sadly, the Kellys’ neighbor was not the one grownup who allegedly victimized them sexually as youngsters. In his music “I Admit,” R. Kelly famously claimed in a single lyric that “a family member touched” him frequently “from a child until the age of 14.”
Carey and Bruce validated their brother’s declare on Surviving R. Kelly Part II. Carey, particularly, remembered being “pushed down on the bed” and having his pants eliminated by the alleged abuser.
In the docuseries, the Kelly brothers referred to the abuser as a “female family member” and censored her title. However, in keeping with a earlier interview with Carey on Unwine With Tasha Ok, the alleged perpetrator was their older sister, Theresa Kelly, now 57.