How R. Kelly Built an “Ecosystem Around his Predation”

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January 8, 2019

By WNYC The Takeaway

For years in the music and entertainment industry, there’s been an open secret.

Everyone knows, but no one wants to talk about it.

“For nearly three decades R. Kelly has been preying on young and vulnerable women — black women mostly — and he has built an ecosystem around his predation,” dream hampton told The Takeaway.

dream hampton is a filmmaker, activist, and executive producer of the new docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly. It documents decades of alleged abuse by the R & B star, from charges of child pornography in the 90s, to current allegations of holding young black girls in a kind of sex cult. The series aired last week on Lifetime, and reveals details about his alleged crimes through dozens of interviews with people from Kelly’s life.

Now, as social media has exploded with reaction, dream says a frightening picture is finally starting to take shape of a man whose dark past has gone largely ignored for years.

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