Sources Say R Kelly Wants to Sue Everyone Involved in Lifetime Docuseries

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The six-part documentary series premiered on Thursday, January 3, airing each episode on a nightly basis, and now Surviving R Kelly has been given a United Kingdom release date. In an effort to fight back against what he considers to be lies, the singer created a "Surviving Lies" Facebook page, which has been shut down by the social network. The sources added to TMZ that he sees it as a "vendetta" led by people who've hated him since his career took off in the early '90s. If you or someone you know are affected by the following story, you are not alone.

R. Kelly has reportedly claimed that he doesn't know numerous women interviewed for a shocking documentary about his past, which finished airing on Lifetime over the weekend. Russell allegedly sent text messages the morning of the premiere that read "it would be best for him and his family if the documentary does not air".

They demanded investigations into abuse allegations and the ostracising of the artist by any company with ties to him, including his label RCA Records and ticketing corporation Ticketmaster.

The Internet has expressed a collective revulsion with the allegations, with many suggesting that it's the lack of protection for black women that allowed an apparent child rapist to thrive for decades.

"No longer willing to silence my PAIN AND SUGARCOAT THE ABUSE I ENDURED because of how my abuser and his LEGAL TEAM were THREATENING to come against me if I 'didn't choose wisely.' NO MORE!" she continued.

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City are far too good a side to give up a title without a fight which will in all likelihood go down to the wire. Listen, this is a bitter one to take. "That's what the top teams do and it's what we've got to do".

Overall, Saltz says people "aren't thinking" when they're downloading his music right now, given that it's ultimately just giving him more money.

And there have been black women activists protesting since his trial in 2008, since his indictment in 2002, since my first story in December of 2000.

In the documentary, backup singers detailed sexual relations between R. Kelly and three girls under the age of 16, including 15-year-old star Aaliyah, who died in 2001 in a plane crash. "Like slavery for a lot of people, they envision men in chains, but black women are exponentially a higher oppressed and violated group of people just in comparison to the whole world". The series features a snippet of Chance saying, "I didn't value the accusers' stories because they were black woman", from a May 2018 interview with Jamilah Lemieux. Last year, Spotify removed R. Kelly's music from their curated playlists as part of a reconsidered policy against music promoting hate or abuse.

"So I got an article this morning about how R. Kelly's music sales and his streams have spiked substantially since the release of Surviving R. Kelly docuseries", she said.

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