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Chrissy Teigen Praises Husband John Legend, Survivors After Watching R. Kelly Lifetime Docuseries

Legend was the only celebrity who agreed to appear in the Lifetime docuseries.

Chrissy Teigen tweeted out full-throated support for husband John Legend as well as the women who shared their stories in the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. The six-part expose into allegations of sexual impropriety by the singer debuted on Thursday night (Jan. 3) and wrapped up on Saturday (Jan. 5).

"I just finished it as well. Proud of john but so in awe of the strength and courage of the women involved, who survived and told their stories," Teigen wrote to a fan who watched the series and praised Teigen for hitting "the jackpot of all husbands" with her partner Legend -- whom the user called a "truly outstanding and courageous individual." 

Legend was one of the few celebrities who agreed to speak out against Kelly in the series, downplaying the many plaudits he's received for going on the record against the singer. "To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all," Legend wrote on Thursday. "I believe these women and don't give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision."

Teigen added that she wished she could be "as eloquent as John but - fuck R Kelly."

A number of artists have spoken out about the allegations included in the series, including JoJo, who reflected on her own experiences as a young woman in the music industry. Prior to the series' airing, Kelly reportedly threatened to sue the network if they didn't pull the plug on the three-night series that featured emotional testimonials from a group of women who claimed that have suffered mental, physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of the singer; Kelly has steadfastly denied the allegations and a spokesperson had no comment for this story.

Prior to airing, Kelly's lawyer claimed the documentary was full of false allegations. In a recent interview with Detroit Free Press, producer dream hampton said that Legend would be the only celebrity to participate in the documentary. "When it comes to celebrities, It was incredibly difficult to get people who had collaborated (artistically) with Kelly to come forward. We asked Lady Gaga. We asked Erykah Badu. We asked Celine Dion. We asked Jay-Z. We asked Dave Chappelle," he explained. "(They're) people who have been critical of him. That makes John Legend even more of a hero for me."

Meanwhile, according to The Daily Beast, calls to the National Sexual Assault Hotline spiked during the premiere of the series, with a RAINN spokesperson saying that the hotline saw a "substantial increase" on Thursday night, with calls for emotional support, information and resources up 27 percent from the same day in the pervious week.

Check out Teigen's tweet below.


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