Lifetime Network is going ahead with plans to air its documentary about singer R. Kelly despite his threat to sue.
Kelly's lawyer threatened to sue the network if it airs Surviving R. Kelly, claiming the TV documentary is packed with lies about him being a sex-crazed and abusive cult leader.
Despite receiving a scathing cease and desist letter, the first part of its six-part documentary will air tonight as scheduled at 9 p.m.
A representative for the network says Lifetime has always been a brand that champions women's stories.
Surviving R. Kelly will feature people from his inner circle coming forward - for the first time ever - with new allegations that Kelly has sexually, mentally and physically abused women.