In the final part of the documentary, it's alleged that Kelly forces women to use buckets instead of bathrooms at his estate, and that the buckets could only be emptied with his permission. Van Allen says she was unaware of the girl's age at that time.
I was at the grocery store Sunday and overheard two men arguing about whether or not the documentary was fair to Kelly. Investigators are also asking for contact information from others who lived in Kelly's former Atlanta home or have knowledge of what happened in the home.
While Kelly's music is catchy, the recent downloads likely don't have anything to do with that, licensed clinical psychologist John Mayer, author of Family Fit: Find Your Balance in Life, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. When applauded online, Legend Tweeted that it was an "easy decision", as he doesn't "give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist". He admits regret for working with the fellow Chicagoan on 2015's "Somewhere In Paradise" collaboration with Jeremih.
"I really don't want to believe that it's because Black girls don't matter enough", Pinkett Smith added. He does, however, also acknowledge that black women are "exponentially a higher oppressed and violated group of people", and explicitly states, "Making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake".
Executive producer and showrunner Dream Hampton says she hopes "Surviving R. Kelly" serves as a starter tool to "shift culture" and "talk about rape culture and organize against patriarchy, which harms us all".
All three hours were trending on social media every night that they aired causing discussion among fans and colleagues alike.
Most streaming sites including Apple Music and Tidal still play Kelly's music. The three-part documentary sent shockwaves throughout audiences with its gripping and harrowing recounts of Kelly's alleged sexual abuse - told by seven alleged survivors - over the last 20-plus years.