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BuzzFeed developing documentary on R Kelly accusations

By | Published on Friday 25 May 2018

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Buzzfeed is developing a new documentary for US streaming service Hulu on the history of sexual abuse allegations against R Kelly. The film will be based on the reporting on the topic by music journalist Jim DeRogatis.

DeRogatis has reported on accusations against Kelly for many years, originally for the Chicago Sun-Times. He prompted the one criminal case against the singer after he was given a video allegedly featuring Kelly and a fourteen year old girl. He was called as a witness in the 2008 trial, after turning the video over to the police.

Over the last year, the journalist has written a number of articles for BuzzFeed, the first of which brought to light new accusations that Kelly is operating a “sex cult”.

The new film project is being directed by Lyric Cabral, best known for her 2015 documentary ‘(T)error’ on FBI counterterrorism operations.