PBS NewsHour

Exploring R. Kelly's alleged 'pattern of predatory behavior'

Clip: 01/08/2019 | 9m 11s

A new Lifetime documentary describes in graphic detail abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly from dozens of women, many of whom were minors when they met the R&B star. Chicago-based music journalist Jim DeRogatis, who has covered this story for 17 years, talks to Yamiche Alcindor about R.Kelly's "pattern of predatory behavior" and whether society devalues the experiences of young black women.

Aired: 01/08/19

Rating: NR

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