R. Kelly’s ex-wife Drea Kelly says that she will not be taking part in Surviving R. Kelly II: The Reckoning.
Drea appeared in the first six-part series but faced a huge backlash from viewers over her participation.
“It was brought to Drea Kelly’s attention that [Surviving R. Kelly Part II] promotions, along with the introduction and various segments of the series portrays the likeness of Ms. Kelly despite her adamant requests and refusal to participate in said production,” her representative said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
“Ms. Kelly fears that it may mislead audiences to believe she was a full participant in the follow-up series. The history and actions that took place before, during and after the filming of the first documentary led Ms. Kelly to decline participating on numerous occasions, including as recent as June of this year.”
Lisa VanAllen has also accused the network of using her likeness in the promo without her permission.