'Surviving R Kelly' documentary premiere cancelled after shooting threat

The premiere of a documentary collection concerning the survivors of alleged abuse by way of the singer R Kelly used to be cancelled and evacuated after a gun risk. “Nameless threats” have been made to the NeueHouse Madison Sq. venue in New York Town, a consultant for the United States tv community Lifetime instructed Rolling Stone.

The venue had won two calls from an unidentified male caller, who mentioned that any individual within the theatre had a gun and would shoot if the documentary used to be proven, the mag used to be instructed. A spokesperson for the venue mentioned the threats have been “non-credible”. Lifetime mentioned the construction used to be evacuated “as a precaution”. Kelly has no longer commented at the incident.

Surviving R Kelly is a six-part Lifetime collection that makes a speciality of one of the girls who’ve accused the R&B singer of sexual misconduct. Amongst them is Kitti Jones, who closing yr accused Kelly of bodily abuse, sexual coercion, emotional manipulation and controlling her existence, and used to be because of seem on the New York tournament.

Lizzette Martinez, Andrea Kelly, Lisa van Allen, Tarana Burke, Kitti Jones, Jerhonda Pace, Asante McGee and Gretchen Carlson prior to the cancelled screening of Surviving R Kelly

From left, Lizzette Martinez, Andrea Kelly, Lisa van Allen, Tarana Burke, Kitti Jones, Jerhonda Tempo, Asante McGee and Gretchen Carlson previous to the cancelled screening of Surviving R Kelly. : Likelihood Yeh/Getty Photographs for A+E

Kelly has additionally been accused of operating a “intercourse cult”, allegedly imprisoning girls, controlling their behaviour and forcing them to have intercourse with one any other. Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, has additionally accused him of home abuse. Kelly has all the time denied the allegations. In a 19-minute music launched in July, he mentioned he have been “falsely accused”.

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Tarana Burke, founding father of the #MeToo motion, used to be because of seem on a panel along 4 of Kelly’s accusers after the screening. She tweeted: “This night used to be a non-public screening of the @lifetimetv documentary #survivingRkelly the place his survivors, folks of survivors, and people featured within the document have been collected and a BOMB THREAT used to be referred to as in and the development close down.”

Burke ended her tweet with “#muteRkelly”, referencing the marketing campaign this is placing power at the singer’s document label, live performance promoters and streaming platforms to chop ties with the celebrity.

Kitti Jones instructed Rolling Stone: “This simply speaks to how a lot energy there may be in numbers, that any individual felt the wish to threaten the development. However we gained’t be intimidated or silenced and we are hoping this brings much more consideration to the legitimacy of our tales and the way necessary this documentary is to the motion.”


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