Multiple alleged victims of R. Kelly sat down for an interview for a morning television show prior to the Lifetime documentary, only for the footage to be scrapped out of concerns they lacked any corroborating evidence.
According to our sources, “Good Morning America” taped several interviews a few months ago with women who detailed alleged sexual abuse at the hands of R. Kelly over the years.
We’re told the interviews were in the can and set to air before producers grew concerned it was mostly a “he said/she said” kind of thing.
Sources say “GMA” was unable to confirm the majority of the details the women provided and the show did not feel comfortable running the package without any.
As a result, the interviews never ran and the girls then spoke to Lifetime several months later.
“Surviving R. Kelly” has kicked up the conversation once again regarding the controversial singer and the many accusations of sexual abuse. It includes interviews with musicians, family members and former entourage members speaking out against Kelly, and also addresses his relationship with the late-singer, Aaliyah.
He has denied the allegations and threatened to sue Lifetime for airing the docu-series.