Lifetime announces docuseries Surviving Jeffrey Epstein and follow-up to Surviving R. Kelly
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Lifetime announced a docuseries about disgraced New York financier Jeffrey Epstein at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Tuesday. Surviving Jeffrey Epstein will follow Epstein who is accused of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 in Florida and New York.
After pleading guilty in 2008 to soliciting a person under 18 for prostitution in Florida, Epstein was sentenced to 13 months in jail and was required to register as a sex offender. Epstein — who in the past has counted Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew as associates — was most recently arrested on July 6 and is currently being held at the at Lower Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan without bail.
Also on the roster for the network:
- A 4-hour follow-up to their highly praised documentary about R. Kelly, Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath
- A partnership with Wendy Williams on a biopic and companion documentary
- A telepic about the real-life college admissions scandal that saw celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin arrested in connection to the case, fast-tracked to debut in fall 2019
- The Patsy & Loretta movie based on the friendship between Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn will debut on October 19
Surviving R. Kelly
A documentary series exploring sexual abuse allegations against R&B superstar R. Kelly. (Kelly has denied the allegations.)