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Report: Lifetime will continue to air “Surviving R. Kelly” despite threats of legal action

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R. Kelly is allegedly pursuing legal action against Lifetime hours before the network airs its six-part expose Surviving R. Kelly, but Lifetime has no plan to pull the show.

TMZ reports that Lifetime will be moving forward with its broadcast plans starting tonight.  TMZ quotes a rep for the network as saying that Lifetime has “always championed women’s stories.” 

According to TMZ, the R&B crooner is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against the network if it doesn’t pull the plug on the three-night event, which examines examine how Kelly’s star power allegedly allowed him to brainwash, manipulate and abuse numerous women. 

The documentary features interviews with people who were once affiliated with Kelly’s inner circle as well as women who were reportedly pulled into his alleged “sex cult.”

According to TMZ, Kelly’s lawyer Brian Nix claims the singer possesses recordings which prove that Lifetime knew “some of the girls are lying, but that the budget was too high to turn back now.”

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