R. Kelly‘s former victims have been awarded millions for threats leveled against some of his victims who appeared in the “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries.
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, 6 of the disgraced singer’s victims are getting a complete of about $10.5 million from Kelly and his former supervisor, Donnell Russell. The ladies had sued Kelly and Russell for his or her profitable effort to close down a December 2018 NYC screening of ‘Surviving.’
They alleged the defendants waged a marketing campaign, beginning again in Could 2018, to intimidate the ladies, A&E/Lifetime and the producers to cease screening the docuseries. When these efforts, together with authorized threats, failed … they claimed Kelly’s camp referred to as producers on the evening of the NYC screening and stated somebody was “going to shoot up the place.”
The faux mass capturing menace labored, because the occasion was shut down — and in accordance with the victims, all of it opened up previous trauma and resulted in them struggling PTSD and panic assaults.
The judgment in opposition to Kelly and Russell means every of the 6 girls ought to get anyplace between $1.1 million and $2.25 million. The query is will they ever get a dime of that?
The excellent news for them is R. Kelly’s music remains to be producing income. As we reported, simply over $500k of his royalties from Common Music Group are going to pay restitution he owed victims from certainly one of his federal intercourse crimes circumstances.
Kelly is presently serving a 30-year jail sentence.
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