(AllHipHop News) Surviving R. Kelly could be the first viral television event of 2019. Lifetime is set to begin broadcasting the docuseries tonight (January 3). The show is expected to present numerous stories of widespread abuse supposedly perpetrated by Robert Kelly.
A three-night TV documentary allegedly detailing Kelly's problematic history could be extremely damaging to the singer. So, it appears his legal team is fighting to keep the show from airing.
According to TMZ, Kelly is threatening to sue Lifetime in federal court. A letter from attorney Brian Nix accuses Surviving R. Kelly of being filled with lies. The website also alleges Kelly is said to have audio recordings that prove Lifetime knew "some of the girls are lying, but that the budget was too high to turn back now."
The "Ignition (Remix)" performer is not the only person suggesting certain recollections in Surviving R. Kelly are inaccurate. Diane Haughton, the mother of late R&B singer Aaliyah, recently released a statement slamming a backup singer's accusation about her daughter and Kelly that's presented in the doc.
Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly will include over 50 interviews with people that were once close to Robert such as his ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, his brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly, and former protégé Sparkle. Plus, civil rights activist Tarana Burke, musician John Legend, media personality Wendy Williams, and others appear in the program.