Night two of the documentary kept its foot on the neck of the singer as we hear more tales of Kelly’s alleged abusive sexual relationships with underage Black girls and his possible attraction to men and boys as well. More details inside…
Episode three begins with survivor Lanita Carter. Carter used to work for Kelly back in the 2000s as the singer’s hair braider. She reveals the job didn’t pay well at all, with Kelly only giving her $100 for her services, which she was very proud to provide, being that he was a celebrity, and that opened the door to other clients. Carter finally gets into the harrowing details about the night things all changed in what she described as the “brother/sister” relationship she had with Kelly.
Carter tells the story in great detail about the encounter she had with Kelly of how he demanded oral sex from her, and when Carter resisted, he forced himself on her and ejaculated on her face. After the incident, Carter called her cousin and asked him to beat up Kelly, but he told her the singer was too famous for that to happen.
He suggested her best course of action would be through the legal system, so she called the police, and an investigation soon followed. We quickly learn that her attempt at holding Kelly criminally responsible for his actions would be a dead-end following an intense round of questioning from the Grand Jury. Like his other accusers, prosecutors suggested she should seek a settlement. She was given money and signed a non-disclosure agreement but decided to break it and come forward because she said: “Money does not heal you. Money does not cover up what you feel.”
Speaking of NDA’s we also learned that Kelly allegedly forced the survivors and their families to sign documents. One of Kelly’s current “girlfriends” Joycelyn Savage was forced to sign a document stating that her father molested her, both parents claim. The Savages claimed that if Joycelyn ever spoke out against Kelly, the singer would release the signed document. The Savage’s deny their daughter was ever molested by her father or anyone else in the family.
Another survivor Halle Calhoun who met Kelly when she was 20 following a concert she attended with her mom, also spoke on the situation where her mother was asked to sign false documents. Calhoun became Kelly’s girlfriend following their initial encounter and lived with him for three and a half years, where she claims he was often abusive to her. According to Calhoun, Kelly requested her mother meet him in a private sauna wearing only a towel to ensure their conversation wasn’t being recorded. That is where Kelly asked Calhoun’s mother to sign the documents that would protect him if Calhoun was ever asked questions about their relationship.
Also touched was Kelly’s alleged attraction to men and young boys. A former employee whos identity was kept secret and voice was altered during the episode claimed that Kelly would have one man participate in his sexual acts with his alleged victims. She stated: “I was not aware of Robert having attractions to boys until a couple of the girls in the house started to talk about there being a guy that he was involved with who would sometimes come into the bedroom with them.”
Have you been tuned in with the series? What are your thoughts?