On June 13, Sister Circle shared two videos of their interview with Andrea; one where she recalled the traumatic incident and another in which she spoke to the parents of alleged captive, Joycelyn Savage.
Now, R. Kelly, who denies all claims of abuse, is reportedly gearing up to strike back and discredit the accusers seen in the series.
It appears that Asante McGee, who was featured in the docuseries, is the first target to be exposed by R. Kelly. Van Allen says she was unaware of the girl's age at that time. "I made a mistake and I'm happy that those women are getting voices now and I can grow to understand better what my positioning should be or should've been when that opportunity came".More news: Sandra Oh gets emotional at Golden Globes over strides in representation
Namely, it examines the wider public's reluctance to believe or care when young black women are abused or hurt, and the cognitive dissonance we as listeners use when dancing to the likes of 'Ignition (Remix)'. The documentary series features commentary from prominent figures close to the situation, like John Legend, R. Kelly's ex-wife and his accusers. Following its broadcast, the rapper took to Twitter to claim the quote was taken out of context, but he regrets making the 2015 track Somewhere In Paradise with the 51-year-old R&B star and wanted to apologise to survivors for ignoring past accusations.
"We're programmed to really be hypersensitive to black male oppression", he told Lemieux. "It's just prevalent in all media", he said.
If you are in the auto or at the family cookout and someone puts on R. Kelly, inform them about the many allegations against him and pull up the hundreds of articles that offer testimony from the women who say he has harmed them.
Representatives for Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, previously responded "no comment" to PEOPLE's request for a response to the allegations made in Surviving R. Kelly and interviews with alleged victims in this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. A quick scroll of the timeline of any social media platform will yield various opinions and divergent views.