R. Kelly survivor said she was supposed to “kill myself” as more tearful victims emerged.
The disgraced singer remains behind bars in Chicago as he is currently being accused of 10 counts of sexual abuse.
His charges include the sexual misconduct with underage women. R. Kelly denies all of the charges brought against him.
Surviving R Kelly: The Reckoning gives a voice to the young women giving leads on new allegations about R. Kelly’s emotional and sexual abuse.
It spans three decades of the musician’s abuse; this was the follow-up to their story.
Haunting scenes saw a catalogue of women take their turn to share their harrowing tale in a piece to camera.
Among the tearful snippets, one survivor dropped the bombshell she was “supposed to kill myself” in a heart-rendering sequence making up the dramatic trailer.
“I was supposed to kill myself,” she said.
Others shared their story as they were keen to get across no one believed them.
One woman said: “I was the first girl and no one believed me. And it happened again, again and again.”
Another added: “Nobody believed me.”
“If you weren’t there you’d never understand.”
The trailer ended on an eerie note as one of the women declared the abuse “didn’t stop, it hasn’t stopped”.
She said: “It was supposed to stop. It didn’t stop. It hasn’t stopped.”
The documentary series has been built on more than 50 interviews from civil rights activist Tarana Burke to musicians John Legend and Sparkle to shine a light on the singer’s dark past.
R. Kelly will face another New York trial on sex abuse charges in May 2020.
Surviving R. Kelly: The Reckoning airs Monday 3 February 2020 on Crime+Investigation.