'Surviving R. Kelly Part II' leads to 40 percent increase in calls to national sexual assault hotline

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“Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning” featured RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline Number

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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

RAINN released the following statement today after the airing of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning”, which featured RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline Number (800.656.4673) as well as RAINN’s Wait PSA:

“The Friday and Saturday after “Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning” aired, RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline experienced a 40% increase in calls. We are proud to have partnered with Lifetime on this project and are encouraged that our work with the media continues to empower survivors of sexual violence to seek the help that they need to heal.”

- Erinn Robinson, RAINN Press Secretary

“We are so thankful for our partnership with RAINN as part of our Stop Violence Against Women Initiative and to see the jump in calls during the airings of Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning. It’s amazing to know the documentary has encouraged important and necessary conversations to happen and we are extremely proud of our survivors for their courage, who by standing up for themselves, stand for so much more.”

- Brie Miranda Bryant, SVP, Unscripted Programing, Lifetime 

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