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15th Dec 2022

The trailer for Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter is here

He is awaiting sentencing.

Lifetime has released the first trailer for Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter and details the allegations made against the singer.

The documentary takes a look at the allegations made against the rapper which include claims of criminal activities of mistreatment of women, sexual abuse and child pornography possession.

Set to air in January, the trailer shows R. Kelly’s arrest and subsequent time in prison as his record label terminates his contract and his music is pulled from streaming services.

R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in June of this year after a 2021 trial found him guilty of racketeering, with the charges relating to bribery and forced labour.

In September he was again found guilty on multiple charges of child pornography and luring underage girls to have sex with him.

The singer was convicted by a jury on six out of 13 counts, prosecutors said. He was found guilty of three child pornography counts and three counts of enticing minors for sex but was acquitted on seven other charges that included obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to receive child pornography.

In Chicago, a conviction of just one count of child pornography carries a sentence of a minimum of ten years.

While his final sentencing is not expected until February 2023, the upcoming episodes of the documentary will feature over 60 interviews and testimonials.

The first is set to be focused on the court testimonial of Azriel Clary, the rapper’s controversial interview with Gayle King and the aftermath of a gun threat at the original 2018 screening of the docuseries.

The second is set to take a look at Jane Doe No. 1, and revelations made by other Jane Does who took the stand during different trials.

The series will end with survivors making their victim impact statements as the rapper awaits his final verdict.

Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter is set to air on January 2 and 3 on Lifetime.