R Kelly and Weinstein Scandal


DStv debuts two explosive shows this February on Crime + Investigation Channel 170. Catch the six-part series “Surviving R. Kelly,” and the crime documentary chronicling the saga of Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in The Harvey Weinstein Scandal. DStv customers Premium to Compact will have access to Crime + Investigation, DStv channel 170 starting Wednesday, 6 February at 00:01 CAT to Sunday, 10 March at 23:59 CAT.

Surviving R. Kelly premieres with a double bill on Wednesday, 6 February at 20:00 CAT and at 20:50 CAT. and delves behind one of the biggest scandals in music to date - with women emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories of abuse at the hands of musician R. Kelly. The show has already aired in the US this January and has met with reaction from international stars like Lady Gaga apologising for once collaborating with the singer (in 2013) to SA’s Pearl Thusi and Jimmy Nevis calling out for a boycott on him and for his music not to be downloaded or live-streamed.

The premiere episode in the six-part series explores R. Kelly’s rise to fame and power as an R&B icon where he formed relationships with younger singers and dancers including marriage to his then 15-year old protege Aliyah.   Single episodes air weekly on Wednesdays at 20:00 CAT culminating in the final episode titled Black Girls Matter on March 6, which sees figures from women’s groups come forward to take aim against the sexually brazen superstar. Will R. Kelly now wish he could “turn back the hands of time?”

The Harvey Weinstein Scandal premieres on 13 February at 20:50 CAT and examines the rise and fall of Hollywood media mogul Harvey Weinstein and other men in power. This documentary explores milestones from Weinstein’s life, career, relationships and rise to meg- stardom. It reveals the creation and many successes of Miramax and The Weinstein Company.

On October 4, 2017, a New York Times article lit the spark detailing the personal stories of sexual assault victims of Harvey Weinstein. Now that spark has become a blaze and is shedding light on three decades of abuse by Weinstein and other dominant figures. The documentary takes a deep look inside Hollywood and the abuse by powerful men in the industry and includes exclusive interviews with people who knew Weinstein, women who have come face to face with him and exclusive re-enactment scenes.

Weinstein is to stand trial in New York this May on five charges including rape. He is alleged to have sexually assaulted over 70 women dating back decades. He has denied all these accusations citing that any sexual encounters were consensual.

Uncover the truth exclusive to Crime + Investigation, DStv channel 170.