‘Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter’ Trailer Chronicles Survivor Testimony and Final Verdict

‘Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter’ Trailer Chronicles Survivor Testimony and Final Verdict

Lifetime The trailer has been released Surviving R. Kelly: Chapter FinalThis two-night event will feature survivors sharing their stories from the singer’s trial and their fear and intimidation around their public testimony.

Part three of the docuseries will be shown in two parts, beginning Jan. 2, followed by a second night Jan. 3. It will also examine the fallout from the former R&B star’s three decades worth of crimes while he faces multiple federal or state trials.

The three-and-a-half-minute trailer touches on the experiences of the doc’s more than 60 voices and testimonials discussing Kelly’s inner circle and their potential role in covering up his crimes; the deadly threats his various survivors faced while still being abused by the artist and then when trying to come forward; how survivors’ parents responded to the fear and abuse Kelly doled out; an exploration of distributing case facts, including the naming of Aaliyah in court; and the public protests that sprung up — in support of and against R. Kelly — during his trial.

“This is something unique in the history popular music with, i believe, hundreds of victims,” said one expert featured in this trailer about Kelly’s victimization over the decades. “I now know 69.”

Another point is the case testimony, described as “horrifying” by another person featured in the document. He describes evidence as “the most horrible audio or video I’ve ever heard in all my life.”

Others detail being held at gunpoint and verbally threatened by Kelly. A voice at the trailer’s ends asks Kelly, “How did this guy get away with all this for thirty years?”

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As part of the first evening of The Final ChapterThe aftermath of the infamous gun threat at a premiere screening of the documentary will also be covered. Azriel Clary was instructed to lie in the R. Kelly interview with Gayle Kings, as well as details about her abuse on the witness stand.

Her family will also describe the intimidation tactics used against her family by R. Kelly supporters. Journalists and legal experts will weigh in on the racketeering allegations Kelly faces. Jane Doe #1 will be the focus of the second night. This will also include the revelation of John Does, who took the stand. Survivors will share victim impact statements as they listen to the final verdict against Kelly.

Surviving R. Kelly: Chapter FinalJoel Karsberg, Kreativ Inc. executive produced the film. It is a creative working pod that includes Maria Pepin, Jesse Daniels and Tamra Simmons from Bunim Murray Productions.

The Final Chapter January 2 and 3 at 8 PM ET/PT on Lifetime

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