If you were tuned into Lifetime’s ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ documentary last week, then you heard the jaw-dropping stories told by young women, their parents, and former employees, who have experienced or witnessed sexual, mental, and physical abuse at the hands of the self-proclaimed Pied Piper. It has sparked a much-needed conversation amongst the black community regarding not only mental health but the lack of concern and compassion for black girls who have fallen victim to abuse.
Jada Pinkett Smith is looking to continue that conversation with a very special two-part episode of her Facebook Watch series ‘Red Table Talk’, which will focus on the documentary. Jada, her daughter Willow, and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris will be joined by survivor Lisa Van Allen and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago School of Medicine, Dr. Candice Norcott. The women will discuss the public’s reaction, warning signs of abuse we all should know, survivor stories, and different paths to healing.
The episodes will air Friday (Jan. 11) and Monday (Jan. 14). Each episode will be available on the ‘Red Table Talk’ show page at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET.