Lifetime Responds to Drea Kelly’s Lawsuit!
R. Kelly’s ex-wife filed a lawsuit against Lifetime for the second part of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’. Read on to get details on Lifetime Drea Kelly’s Lawsuit…
CelebNMusic247.com reports Lifetime has responded to Drea Kelly, the ex-wife of disgraced R&B star R. Kelly, threat to sue the network over her appearance in the latest trailer for “Surviving R. Kelly Part Two: The Reckoning.”
During the New York City screening of the forthcoming doc on Tuesday, Lifetime SVP and “Surviving R. Kelly” executive producer Brie Miranda Bryant confirmed she was not an active participant the second time around.
When it comes to Drea Kelly suing the network, Bryant told Page Six:
I hope she feels differently after she sees it. The pieces that were in the trailer are from her interview in part one. She did not sit for Part Two.
As the trailer for Part Two indicates, Drea is briefly featured in a grey shirt and black jeans. Then her image is just one of 48 women who have survived Kelly’s abuse.
Kelly is also distancing herself from the network due to what she called a lack of aftercare for the survivors who participated.
We had two therapists who were able to consult with the survivors and participants after every interview who were there throughout the duration [of production]. We have, it may have hit 23 advocacy groups that have helped us during the making of the series to make sure we were staying within proper parameters.
Even decisions in terms of how we speak of these women; ‘are you a survivor’ or ‘are you a victim?’ These are conversations we really had to have. How do they view themselves? What’s the appropriate lens for that? We’ve tried to take it as seriously as possible. First and foremost, it’s about the survivors feeling heard and getting them the justice they feel that they need.
A rep for Lifetime said all participants, including Drea, were offered various opportunities and means of support.
The rep states:
After the doc aired, Drea chose to not participate in many of the other things the other survivors decided to do that we continually invited them to partake in.