<p class = "web-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In the new Lifetime documentary Survivor of R. Kelly many interviewees accuse the singer of crowning the king of R & B, alleging that sexual misconduct dates back to the early 90s and relationships with him  Aaliyah star of R & B. "data-reactid =" 13 "> In the new documentary of Lifetime surviving to R. Kelly many interviewees carry heavy accusations against the singer, who crowned the king of the R & B, alleging sexual misconduct dating back to the early 90's and his relationship with R & B's latest star, Aaliyah.
This shocking six-part documentary series draws on many interviews with many old friends, family members, and colleagues of R. Kelly, but especially with women who have been claiming it for decades. the successful singer and producer has used his power and influence to sexually and physically abuse women and girls.
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The first episode of the documentary, aired on Thursday, Jan. 3, includes an emotional interview with Jovante Cunningham, a former singer, who met R. Kelly at age 14 and claims to be the direct witness of her sexual encounters with underage girls in the 1990s, including her protected film Aaliyah Haughton.
"Aaliyah [was] very moody, Cunningham recounts meeting a young 12-year-old budding singer who met R. Kelly through his uncle Barry Hankerson , his supervisor at the time.
"She was really a beautiful young woman. We used to take Aaliyah out of the hotel room and take her everywhere, "says Cunningham. Aaliyah would continue to do things big with her first single entitled "Age, it's nothing, but a number" written by R. Kelly. "It was the good old days," says the former back-up singer, "but it's this cry too. "
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During her interview, Cunningham lost consciousness by claiming to have discovered that her boss, R. Kelly, 27, had sex with Aaliyah, then 15 years old.
on the road with Aaliyah, "she said. "In a tour bus, there really are not a lot of confined spaces. When you get on the bus, there are bunks and these bunks have so small curtains that you can pull at night if you do not want someone to see you sleeping. "
" So it was just that we were all lying in our bunk beds and the curtains are open, everyone communicates and laughs, "continues Cunningham. "When the door [room] opened in the bus. Robert had sex with Aaliyah. "
Asked what she saw, Cunningham responds:" What an adult should not do with a child. She adds, "I can not tell you how people are still suffering behind things that happened 20 years ago. "
In 1994, it was widely reported that R. Kelly and Aaliyah had secretly married and media outlets released a marriage certificate that indicated Aaliyah's age at age 18 when she would have been 15 years old at the time.
R. Kelly and Aaliyah have never talked about the nature of their relationship, but in the documentary, his former personal assistant, Demetrius Smith, states that he was present at the wedding and admits to obtaining false documents for Aaliyah, a minor young man.
"Robert came to see me. we were in Miami, "recalls Smith. Robert said, "We had trouble with Aaliyah." After asking what the problem was, Smith said he had a heartbreaking answer: "Robert said," I think she's pregnant. " That broke my heart because I really believed him when he said that he was not joking with Aaliyah … One time he told me that I was running out of words . "
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Smith goes on to claim: "I was in the room when they got married.I'm not proud of that.I had papers forged for them when Aaliyah was a minor.It was just a quick little ceremony, she had no white dress or tuxedo Just everyday wear it, she looked worried and frightened. "
The marriage was reportedly canceled in the year." Her parents had the last word, "says Smith. Aaliyah continued to skyrocket until the tragic death than the star in a plane crash in 2001.
R. Kelly also continued to figure at the top of the charts, but in 2002, he was indicted after showing a video showing a man involved in sexual acts with a woman that some witnesses had declared to be 14 years old at the time. moment of registration. R. Kelly and the wife have both denied that the video is theirs, and R. Kelly has never been charged with assault. In 2008, R. Kelly was found not guilty of 21 counts of pornography involving children.
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