Surviving R. Kelly docu-series airs in the UK to shock and disbelief

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The alleged survivors of R. Kelly got their voices back on Tuesday night (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Viewers could hardly believe their ears as the highly-publicised Surviving R. Kelly documentary finally aired in the UK on Tuesday night.

R. Kelly is currently under criminal investigation for physical, sexual and emotional abuse allegations but viewers reacted in disbelief to hearing survivors’ stories for themselves.

The six-part series, which originally aired on US channel Lifetime in January, features 50 interviews covering accusations including his alleged sexual preference for underage women and rumours that he had created his own ‘sex cult’.

The debut episode entitled The Pied Piper of R&B went out on Crime + Investigation UK at 10pm and prompted a mixture of shock and disgust from TV fans.

The singer vehemently denies claims of sexual misconduct and abuse and has reportedly refused to watch a single minute of the series, threatening to sue everybody involved.

‘I can’t stop watching this R. Kelly Documentary. What a disgusting monster. My heart breaks for his victims,’ one viewer wrote after watching the docu-series.

Another said: ‘Watched the entire documentary. I can not believe people are this naive to think his ex-wife and all the other survivors are lying. Just blows my mind.’

Some British viewers said they expected the stories to be ‘difficult to watch’ but watched on with morbid fascination.

Many called for the singer to be locked up, while others immediately supported the campaign to #MuteRKelly and his music.

The series will continue to air until mid-March in the UK as it begins to uncover his secret marriage to late singer Aaliyah when she was 15. They met when she was 12 and he was 24.

It speaks about multiple lawsuits, child porn charges in 2002, and later, allegations that he was running a sex cult.

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