Dominque Gardner, whose shock defection from R. Kelly was one of many key moments in Surviving R. Kelly, agreed to talk on digicam for the primary time about her time with the singer for Lifetime’s upcoming docuseries Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning.
“Earlier than Dominque met R. Kelly, she was this bubbly teenager,” her mom Michelle Kramer says within the clip. “However after R. Kelly, she was darkish. She was like a loner; she didn’t wish to be bothered with no person.”
Kramer’s efforts to reestablish contact along with her daughter and wrest her away from Kelly’s management, together with staking out a Los Angeles resort, featured within the preliminary documentary in addition to a follow-up interview with Rolling Stone; Gardner quickly returned to Kelly, however finally got here again to her household, the place she has remained.
Within the months after Surviving R. Kelly, Gardner spoke about her ordeal with the New Yorker, however Half II: The Reckoning marks her first tv interview, with Gardner sitting down with Lifetime in September 2019.
The primary a part of the three-night, six-hour Surviving R. Kelly Half II: The Reckoning will premiere January 2nd, with subsequent components to comply with on January third and 4th.
The follow-up will characteristic new interviews with journalist Jim DeRogatis, Damon Sprint, Mathew Knowles, #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke, W. Kamau Bell, State’s Lawyer for Prepare dinner County Kimberly Foxx, lawyer Michael Avenatti (who represents a few of Kelly’s alleged victims) and ladies like Jerhonda Tempo and Kitti Jones, who featured prominently in Surviving R. Kelly.