Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network says that calls to their national hotline have increased more than 20 percent since Lifetime aired "Surviving R. Kelly."
The tripartite documentaries slipped Thursday to Saturday and looked at the challenging patterns of abuse that the R&B singer allegedly engaged in with underground girls.
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The National Sexual Abuse Phone had 27 percent more calls on Thursday than the same day of the week before, a government assistant told The Daily Beast. The organization said hotline traffic usually increases when sexual abuse is in the news.
RAINN tweeted during the first night of the series, encouraging those who might need to talk to calling the hotline.
"Looks or reads about & Surviving R. Kelly & Needs to Talk? National Sexual Abuse Hotline is here 24 / 7-800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org."
Looking or reading about "Surviving R. Kelly" and need to talk? The National Sexual Abuse Hotline is here 24 / 7-800.656.HOPE and https://t.co/j9dQGwplI2.
– RAINN (@RAINN) January 4, 2019
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