Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning will kick off as a three-night, six-hour follow-up to Lifetime’s 2019 docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. In the first docuseries, Gardner escaped from Kelly’s custody due to her mother’s aggressive approach in trying to liberate her. Now, she's telling her story.
“Before Dominique met R. Kelly, she was this bubbly teenager,” Gardner’s mother, Michelle Kramer, recounts in a newly released clip (watch below). “But after R. Kelly, she was dark. She was like a loner.”