South African actress and abuse survivor Rosie Motene has spoken out about a shocking docuseries exploring allegations of historical sex abuse against US singer R Kelly.
In Surviving R Kelly, a number of young women (some of whom were underage at the time of the alleged offences) details their experiences with the self-titled 'Pied Piper of R'n'B'.
This story is a reflection of our reality. If you have money, that will overpower justice. If you have connections, that will overpower justice. If you are a black girl, nobody's really going to listen to you.— Rosie Motene, actress, author, abuse Survivor and POWA Board Member
People say, well everybody knew this was going on, but nobody did anything about it because they were scared of him.— Rosie Motene, actress, author, abuse Survivor and POWA Board Member
In 2018, R Kelly confessed in a song to sleeping with young girls and revealed that he had been raped as a child.
What people need to realise is that perpetrators are incredibly manipulative. They are conniving.— Rosie Motene, actress, author, abuse Survivor and POWA Board Member
Since the series aired there has been a spike in Kelly’s record sales and streams.
Listen to the full interview below: