Lifetime is slated to air their highly-anticipated Surviving R. Kelly documentary Thursday night time (Jan. three); it would characteristic testimonies from a bunch of girls that allegedly encountered psychological, bodily, and sexual abuse by the hands of R. Kelly all through his music profession.
Now, in line with a authorized letter obtained by TMZ, the Chicago native's authorized group is reportedly threatening to sue Lifetime in the event that they don't pull the plug on the upcoming three-night collection.
The 51-year-old's lawyer, Brian Nix, alleges that the documentary is full of false allegations, as he believes the themes are defaming Kelly for private achieve. Kelly additionally says he has "audio recordings that present Lifetime knew 'among the ladies are mendacity, however that the funds was too excessive to show again now,'" because the outlet experiences.
Aaliyah's mom, Diane Haughton, additionally spoke out towards claims from one among R. Kelly's former backup dancers that stated she witnessed the connection between her daughter and Kelly flip sexual whereas touring on tour collectively when the "Are You That Somebody" artist was simply 15 years outdated.
"The girl and so-called again up singer that describes seeing, assembly or ever respiration the identical air as my daughter, Aaliyah, is mendacity and is a liar," Haughton told E! News. "My husband and I have been at all times on tour along with her and at interviews and each place she went all through her total profession. Whoever this girl is, I’ve by no means seen her earlier than anyplace on planet earth, till now."
Billboard has reached out to R. Kelly's lawyer for remark.