R kelly is set to star in the new season of Dateline NBC’s hit series ‘To Catch a Predator’.
To Catch a Predator is an American reality television series featuring hidden camera investigations by the television news magazine program Dateline NBC hosted by Chris Hansen.
It was devoted to impersonating underage persons (generally ages 12–15)[and detaining male adults who contacted them over the Internet for sexual liaisons. People were lured to meet with a decoy under the pretense of sexual contact, then confronted and interviewed by Hansen, and finally arrested by local police.
For over 20 years, bestselling R&B artist R. Kelly has been dodging accusations of sexual misconduct ranging from child pornography to underage sex. In 2008, Kelly was acquitted in one trial in which he was alleged to have had sex and urinated on a 13-year-old. He’s also paid monetary settlements to several women who have accused him of both sexual and physical abuse.
Up until now, Kelly has escaped any real punitive damage, but with a new six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, last year’s BBC documentary, R. Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes, and a growing movement to #MuteRKellywith several artists like Lady Gaga and Chance the Rapper making public mea culpas, the multi-platinum artist could be facing a whole new set of legal woes, most notably two separate criminal investigations in Atlanta and Chicago.
As protesters and supporters alike react to the growing pressure to find out what’s really happening behind the doors of the superstar’s homes, we’ve answered some of the toughest questions, like what’s happening next and whether Kelly could end up in court in the era of #MeToo.