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Published on January 3rd, 2020 | by Felicia Kid

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Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning

Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, aired last night on Lifetime. It was a continuation of the documentary that was released last year. I’m sure we were all thinking what more can they say? Haven’t we heard it all? Apparently, no. Aside from the alleged victims we were introduced to two white women who worked for Kelly, Lindsay Perryman-Dunn and her twin sister Jen Emrich. Lindsay, who was employed by Kelly from 1999 to 2007, when interviewed did not seem to care about any of the allegations. When speaking about the women who were on the first documentary Lindsay said, “And do you know what they are upset about? That they didn’t get the limelight until they were on Lifetime television.” Jen Emrich praised a social media account called “Surviving Lies” that exposes R. Kelly’s alleged victims with pictures of old mug shots, accusing the alleged victims of being liars, and since deleted naked photos of the alleged victims. And what is even more chilling, is that the twins sisters started the account. Damon Dash, who was dating Aaliyah at the time of her death in 2001, called her the “sacrificial lamb”. In my opinion he said what most of us have always been thinking, if R. Kelly would have been stopped when he married Aaliyah in a secret ceremony when she was just 15 and Kelly was 27, he probably wouldn’t have touched other underage girls. The fact that society turned a blind eye to the allegations in the 90’s makes me feel we turned our backs on black girls. Black women are the least respected and protected people on Earth. R. Kelly’s brother Carey, made surprising allegations that there are in fact tapes of R. Kelly having sex with underage white girls. If those tapes had been released would Kelly have been taken down years ago? R. Kelly is currently in jail awaiting trial. The second installment of the docuseries premiers tonight at 9PM on Lifetime.


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