Chicago Sun-Times journalist Mary Mitchell says Kelly kept ex-wife Andrea Kelly away from the world when they were married: “It was like she was locked up on their estate and she wasn’t allowed out. There were stories that even if she wanted to get her hair done or get her makeup done, people had to come to her. She wasn’t allowed to come out.”

Andrea Kelly says the emotional trauma led her to thoughts of suicide. “I remember going out on the balcony and climbing up on the ledge, like, ‘God, I can’t take another day. I can’t do this anymore,’” she says. “He had taken me to a place where I was willing to leave my babies.”

Speaking about the violence Kelly inflicted on her, Andrea adds, “I went to the National Domestic Violence Awareness Hotline, and there are 17 questions. There was only two things on that list that Robert hadn’t done to me.” Andrea says she finally ran away from her ex-husband in the middle of the night with “$2,500, a duffel bag, my three babies, and nothing else.”

During the fourth episode, Andrea Kelly looks directly at the camera and says, “Robert, you know what you did. You know the turmoil you brought into my kids’ life. You destroyed Christmases, birthdays, graduations. It’s because of you, Robert, that my children were told they can’t sit at the lunch table, because [their] daddy rapes little girls. You can deny all you want to, and for that, you can go to hell.”