The second installment of Lifetime’s documentary collection about disgraced R&B star R. Kelly, Surviving R. Kelly Half II: The Reckoning, aired on Friday night time (Jan. three). Night time one of many three-part sequel took us by way of the aftermath of Kelly’s arrest in July 2019 and the costs that have been introduced towards him. Night time two of the docuseries featured extra tales of psychological, bodily and sexual abuse from survivors, together with Lanita Clark, Assante McGee, Jerhonda Tempo, and Dominique Gardner, who had agreed to talk on the document with Lifetime about her expertise after she left R.Kelly.
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Within the unique 2019 collection, Gardner was rescued by her mom, Michelle Kramer. Chatting with Lifetime, Gardner recounts how distraught she felt at leaving Joycelyn Savage on the lodge that day and nonetheless feeling afraid that she would get in hassle for breaking certainly one of R. Kelly’s guidelines, though she was now not with him. It was additionally famous how Gardner’s look modified after she moved in with R. Kelly. A producer introduced up that have been rumors that Kelly wished Dominique to look extra like a boy, to which she responded, “I desire to not speak about that. “
An nameless former worker whose identification had been hid alleges that R. Kelly would typically usher in a male participant throughout sexual acts, stating, “I used to be not conscious of Robert having sights to boys till a few the women in the home began to speak about there being a man that he was concerned with who would typically come into the bed room with them.” It was not said whether or not this unknown male was underage or if he was prepared or pressured participant. The opposite survivors have additionally by no means publicly talked about a male presence.
Jerhonda Tempo opened up a couple of suicide pact. “With Rob, I used to be part of a suicide pact with him, and if something was to occur to him, if he was to go to jail or somebody was to hurt him, I used to be presupposed to kill myself,” she tearfully mentioned. Tempo then defined that R. Kelly had outlined how she was presupposed to commit suicide within the occasion that he was taken away from her. “He informed me that if I used to be the whole lot to him, like, that I say he’s, there could be no life value residing. Once I was with him, I used to be actually able to take my very own life, as a result of Rob, he was the whole lot to me. Rob was my life.”
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The Reckoning additionally highlighted how R. Kelly extensively used non-disclosure agreements to silence his victims. It was additionally alleged that the 52-year-old had survivors and their relations signal false paperwork with made-up tales to guard himself within the occasion his survivors communicate out or he was questioned. Final night time’s episode launched Halle Calhoun, who met the R&B singer at a live performance when she was 20 years previous. Calhoun recounted at a time when her mom met in personal with R. Kelly and he had her signal a letter of this nature. Asante McGee, Jerhonda Tempo and Dominique Gardener attested that they have been requested to jot down and signal letters, or ship textual content messages as nicely.
Joycelyn Savage’s dad and mom said that R. Kelly pressured Joycelyn to signal a doc claiming that her father had molested her. The Savages denied that Joycelyn has been molested by her father or another member of the family.
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The third and closing installment of Surviving: R. Kelly Half II: The Reckoning, airs on Lifetime this Saturday (Jan. four) at 9/8c.