“Surviving R. Kelly” Night One Recap: Threats and New Details About Abuse


“I was the first girl and no one believed me,” Ms. Hawkins said. “And after that it just kept happening over and over and over again.”

Episode one details the threats and harassment that befell the women who spoke out in the original documentary. The parents of a young woman, Faith Rodgers, said they had to move out of fear for their safety. An associate of Kelly threatened to post a compromising video of Ms. Rodgers with Mr. Kelly, and she had a stress attack. Another woman, Jerhonda Pace, said strangers, presumably Mr Kelly fans, threatened to beat her in a parking lot while out with her children. She has since left Illinois.

[A timeline of the accusations against R. Kelly.]

Mr Kelly’s brothers discuss their childhood in Chicago, including how Mr Kelly was sexually assaulted by a family member and acquaintance of the family.

In episode two, Ms. Hawkins shares her story on camera for the first time. Mr. Kelly called her the “cable girl” because she put him in touch: she put him in touch with other young girls he had had sex with, all of them, a- she said, aged 14 to 16. He was 25 years old. at the time. Eventually, Mr. Kelly also started having sex with her. She then sued him and paid $ 250,000. As part of the settlement, she signed a nondisclosure agreement, the first in a series of confidentiality agreements with women who kept her conduct a secret and allowed her to continue.

On Thursday evening, the audience was also introduced to some of Mr Kelly’s former employees, including Lindsey Perryman-Dunn. She said she didn’t believe the waves of allegations against him, even though she had seen the videotape at the center of his 2008 child pornography trial and believed she was showing him having sex with a minor girl.

One of Mr. Kelly’s brothers, Carey Kelly, said Mr. Kelly offered him a car, a recording deal and $ 50,000 to say it was Carey Kelly on the tape. He refused.


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