A Lifetime rep told Variety the event was evacuated as a precaution after the venue received two anonymous calls and there is speculation that the cable network believes Kelly himself is to blame. In the aftermath, Kelly's ex-wife Drea Kelly believes that he had something to do with the threats.
A private screening of the Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' in NY has been evacuated after two threats were called into the theatre. "As a precaution, we evacuated", a representative from Lifetime said in a released statement, "Tonight's all about the safety for everyone - we're not even sure what to do next". Attendees and participants were evacuated following threats against the venue.
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A Lifetime documentary about R. Kelly's alleged sexual misconduct over the years was set to premiere in New York City this week before things took a risky turn.
The event was filled with the disgraced singer's accusers and #MeToo supporters who were prepared to give testimony about the alleged accusations against Kelly for his ongoing abusive behavior during a Q&A session after the movie had aired.
The documentary profiles allegations that R. Kelly engaged in "physical, emotional and mental abuse", according to The Hollywood Reporter. This was an outside inside-job to me; someone on the outside does not want what's going on on the inside to be completed.
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"But I would say that I don't believe in happenstance, I don't believe that anything is a coincidence". "These women who come forward to tell their stories are innocent victims". The two have been divorced since 2006.
Lifetime said in a statement that it had made a decision to evacuate the event after "several anonymous threats" were called in. Lifetime will premiere the special three-night-event, beginning Thursday, January 3rd at 9pm.
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