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DATELINE NBC REVEALS NEW DETAILS OF R. KELLY SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS IN AN ALL-NEW BROADCAST THIS FRIDAY

Former Intern Accusing Kelly of Sexual Misconduct Speaks Out for the First Time on Television

Accused: The R. Kelly Story Airs Friday, January 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT

January 17, 2019 – Dateline NBC will reveal new information about singer R. Kelly’s decades-long history of sexual misconduct allegations this Friday, January 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT. Entitled Accused: The R. Kelly Story, the hour-long broadcast features an exclusive interview with a former intern, who is speaking out for the first time on television, accusing Kelly of abusive behavior.

Additionally, NBC News’ Andrea Canning sits down with several other women, who open up about their painful accounts of alleged sexual abuse, physical violence and control by Kelly. Some say they were underage at the time. The broadcast also includes Canning’s interview with parents Tim and Jonjelyn Savage, who suspect Kelly is holding their daughter against her will.

Accused: The R. Kelly Story provides an in-depth look at the history of accusations against Kelly, which span over three decades, and why the story failed to make headlines until an explosive new documentary series propelled it into the limelight. The broadcast will feature the most up-to-date news on possible investigations, as well as an interview with Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg. Kelly denies all allegations.

Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history. Now in its 27th season, Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, the #1 most-watched Friday newsmagazine reaches more than 18 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer. Follow Dateline on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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