Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact, a two-hour special hosted by Soledad O’Brien, will examine how the Kelly case and the landscape for conversations about sexual assault have changed since the original docuseries aired in January. It airs Saturday, May 4, at 10 p.m. Eastern.
Days after “Surviving R. Kelly” completed airing—and following a sustained protest by women’s rights activists groups, Sony Music and RCA cut ties with R. Kelly.
In February, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual criminal abuse. He was arrested the day after the charges were filed and pleaded not guilty.
After posting bond and being released, Kelly was briefly taken into police custody a second time for failing to pay back child support.
By Damilola Faustino