Buzzfeed News has announced they are co-developing a new feature-length documentary for Hulu on R. Kelly, specifically delving into the allegations of years-long abuse the singer inflicted upon multiple young women. The doc will be based around the reporting done for Buzzfeed by Jim DeRogatis and editor Marisa Carroll. DeRogatis has been covering Kelly for decades, and penned the July 2017 story for Buzzfeed that first broken allegations of his “cex cult.”
According to Buzzfeed’s Matt Mittenthal, the documentary is set to feature key figures from the R. Kelly story including unprecedented access to survivors, R. Kelly’s associates, and exclusive commentary from DeRogatis, who will also serve as a consulting producer on the film.” Lyric Cabral will helm the project as director, with Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) and Charlotte Cook serving as executive producers.
Earlier this month, Lifetime announced that it was developing two projects about R. Kelly—a docu-series and a TV movie. Earlier this week, a woman filed a cexual battery lawsuit against Kelly, alleging routine “ intimidation, mental, verbal and cexual abuse, during and after cexual contact.”