Los Angeles, CA – R. Kelly has reportedly threatened to sue the Lifetime Television Network for the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series that premieres on Thursday (January 3). According to TMZ, the R&B star wants the series pulled or he will take legal action.
Attorney Brian Nix, who fired off a legal letter, alleges Surviving R. Kelly is brimming with lies. Nix plans to file a federal lawsuit Thursday if the network airs the show.
Over the past year, Kelly has been accused of running a sex cult and having several inappropriate sexual relationships, all of which he’s denied.
The six-part series will dive into Kelly’s controversial past and include several interviews with his alleged victims, family members and former employees. One of those employees, backup singer Jovante Cunningham, claims to have seen Kelly having sex with Aaliyah who was just 15 at the time.
Surviving R. Kelly is already shrouded in controversy. During a private New York City screening of the series last month, someone made an anonymous call to NeueHouse New York where it was being held and issued a bomb threat.
NYPD arrived on the scene and evacuated the building. It was later proved to be a non-credible threat.
The series is expected to debut at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday night.