Film Fridays – R. Kelly threatens to sue Lifetime over his portrayal in documentary film

The much-anticipated night of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly has come, and right on schedule, Robert Kelly is threatening legal action.

According to TMZ, Kelly’s lawyer Brian Nix is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against Lifetime if the network doesn’t backpedal on deciding to air the documentary special. We have a feeling it’s going to air as planned, despite the legal threats.

Kelly also claims he is in possession of two recordings proving Lifetime was aware that “some of the girls are lying, but that the budget was too high to turn back now.”

In an interview with Shadow & Act, executive producer Dream Hampton noted she was “at war with R. Kelly.” Hampton also touched on the difficulties concerning celebrity participation.


– Excerpt from an article written by Tonja Renée Stidhum for The Root. Find the full article here



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