A new show dedicated to stories of domestic violence and abuse against the ex-wives and -girlfriends of athletes is in the works; and according to TMZ, it’s partially inspired by Lifetime’s “Surviving R.Kelly.”
Back in January, Lifetime released a three-day, six-hour documentary, detailing Kelly’s history of abuse against young and underaged girls.
Now, in an attempt to tell the stories of the infamous ex-girlfriends, producers are meeting with TV networks and other outlets to close a deal.
Although, still in early development, the show has already landed a few willing participants, including Delicia Cordon, who most recently accused Buffalo Bills’ LeSean McCoy of orchestrating a violent robbery at her home. Along with Cordon, Evelyn Lozada, Josie Harris, and Micaela Sanchez have all signed on.
Lozada married Chad Ochocinco in 2012 but filed for divorce six weeks later after he head-butted her. Harris was attacked in 2010 by Floyd Mayweather, who spent two months in jail over the incident. Sanchez, who has a child with Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, has accused her baby daddy of violent attacks, although he denies.
UPDATE: 11:48 A.M
Since the release of the report, Lozada has denied her involvement in the project.
“Although igniting the conversation about DV and shining a light on this very dark topic is how healing begins, I am not a participant in this project as being reported.”
UPDATE: 12:22 P.M
Cordon has also denied involvement.
“Although I think it’s awesome that they are choosing to shine light on such an unfortunate “hush, hush” topic & speaking for women in similar situations, I personally am not apart of this series! I pray that this series does get the green light & these women can be a voice for all women battleing DV.”