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R Kelly and his legal team are doing whatever it takes to prevent Lifetime from airing ‘Surviving R Kelly’, which premieres tonight. The singer’s lawyer Brian Nix “warned” Lifetime that federal legal action will be taken if they go through with showing the documentary. They also claim that it’s “packed with lies,” reported on TMZ.
The three-part series features interviews with women who claim R Kelly sexually, mentally and or physically abused them. R Kelly’s former girlfriend Kitti Jones and his ex-wife Andrea Kelly will tell their story about the RnB singer’s alleged abuse.
Over 50 interviews were conducted with family, friends, and survivors of the alleged attacks. The #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, singers John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host Wendy Williams, and radio legend Tom Joyner are also featured in the series.
Check out the trailers:
Will you be tuned in? It airs on Lifetime Jan. 3, 2018. Click here to check your local listing.
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Some self and community care tips for anyone planning to watch #SurvivingRKelly:⠀ ⠀ 1. Stay hydrated—adrenaline can cause dehydration and drinking water will provide the added benefit of giving you a distraction should you need one. ⠀ ⠀ 2. Take breaks—if you have DVR or some other recording capability utilize so you can pause when you need to. Our brains cannot distinguish from real and perceived trauma. Secondary trauma is real. You have nothing to prove. It’s okay if you can’t watch it all the way through. ⠀ ⠀ 3. Get a buddy—if you can’t have someone physically in the room with you then call someone or watch via video chat. ⠀ ⠀ 4. Support Survivors—if you are not a primary survivor be sure to check on those who are. Even if they aren’t watching they will likely be exposed to the docuseries on social media. Ask them what they need to get through it. ⠀ ⠀ 5. Develop a ritual—pre, during, and after watching put things in place for your pleasure and comfort. Especially after, be sure you do something to decompress and to release all that you have taken through watching and listening. Whether it’s a dance break or going for a walk or journaling. Be sure to reground yourself before going to bed. ⠀ ⠀ Sending love and gratitude to all survivors. Especially those in the docuseries. ⠀ ⠀ Please share this with others and add your own tips.