https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6556691/R-Kelly-accusers-come-forward-claims-sexual-abuse-shocking-Lifetime-documentary.htmlWomen behind allegations of sexual abuse have come forward against R. Kelly in a new documentary.
Many of the accusations that have plagued his career came to light in the first two parts of a six part documentary which aired on Lifetime on Thursday night titled Surviving R. Kelly.
Many of the women came forward in the shocking docuseries in which friends, family, and accusers opened up about their alleged relationships with Kelly, 51, who has been accused of pursuing relationships with underage women - several of whom he allegedly met at the mall or high schools.
Kelly has long denied all of the accusations made against him.
From an early age, Kelly's musical talent was apparent to those around him, and he enjoyed success not long after leaving high school and winning a singing contest.
Yet it was around this time Kelly allegedly began meeting girls at high schools.
Music producer Craig Williams said: 'I heard a lot about him hanging a lot around the high school.'
What the hell is he doing hanging around the high school?' he added.
Jovante Cunningham, a former back-up signer for Kelly, said she met the R&B artist at Kenwood High School.
She said she didn't know how old he was at the time, nor was his age ever an issue.
With aspirations to become a professional singer, Jovante was dazzled by Kelly's talent and started working with him in his studio.
But she admits they were naive, and claimed she first saw him perform a sexual act in the studio with one of her teenage friends.
'We were so stupid. Just so naive. The first time I witnessed a sexual act in the studio... he had one of my teenage friends in the booth with him, bent over. And we were all right there. I will not say with whom, but none of us were of age. None of us,' she said.
ovante says eventually they were introduced to Aaliyah when she was 12-years-old, and said she helped transform her sweet, angelic image into something edgier.
She claims she saw Kelly allegedly having sex with a then 15-year-old Aaliyah in a tour bus.
Aaliyah's mother, Diane Houghton, has since disputed Jovante's claims.
Kelly's former tour manager and personal assistant, Demetrius Smith, explained the singer initially denied having any sort of romantic relationship with Aaliyah.
This changed when Kelly admitted he believed Aaliyah had become pregnant.
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Just finished watch the beginning of the doc on R. Kelly and i went through different emotions. How could so many adults know what he was doing and look the other way.
He manipulated so many young girls and used them it is just disgusting. How he could have been found innocent after the sex tape has always amazed me.