We know that Lifetime is working on not one, but two R. Kelly-related projects. One of the projects, which is a documentary series about his alleged sex crimes, is getting help from the families of R. Kelly’s alleged sex slaves. In the midst of continued sexual abuse allegations piling up against R. Kelly — so many that his publicist, assistant, and lawyer have quit — Lifetime is producing a docuseries and film that will revolve around additional women “emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories” about the rapper.
via TMZ: Tim Savage — the father of alleged brainwashed sex slave Joycelyn Savage — tells TMZ … 3 families are directly involved with helping Lifetime produce the documentary. Along with the Savages, Tim tells us Michelle Gardner’s playing ball, as is Angelo Clary.
And get this … one of the scenes features Michelle in L.A. looking for her daughter, Dominique. Michelle tells us she recognized her daughter in a video we posted earlier this month interviewing Joycelyn. Dominique’s the one wearing the baseball hat and black t-shirt.
We’re told Michelle somehow found Dominique and brought her back home with her. As far as Angelo … he’s been trying to find his daughter, Azriel, for some time now. As we reported … Angelo claims Azriel met Kelly when she was 17 and shortly after meeting Angelo says she moved in with him.
In addition to the doc, Lifetime also has a movie in the works. We’ve reached out to Lifetime … so far no word back.
Lifetime is describing the untitled series as a tell-all led by survivors and former members in R. Kelly’s inner circle, who will come forward “with new allegations about his sexual, mental, and physical abuse.” The untitled film, meanwhile, will focus on “the secretive inner world” of R. Kelly, and how he’s been able to maintain his prominence in the industry despite these numerous allegations. No premiere dates have been set by the network yet. We’re not sure what Lifetime is trying to accomplish here. This seems…exploitative.