‘Surviving R.Kelly’ documentary screening shut down after gun threat

Several anonymous threats were called in

R Kelly documentaryR. Kelly performs live in
2013

A screening of the forthcoming docuseries Surviving R.Kelly was
shut down in New York last night, after a gun threat was received
at the venue.

The Lifetime documentary was due to premiere at New
York’s NeueHouse Madison Square, attended by the likes of Kitti
McGee, Lisa Van Allen and Jerhonda Place –
just three of the women who outline their allegations of abuse
against the rapper in the new series.
Other significant
attendees included Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo
movement.

The event was shut down after the New York Police department
received a gun threat that originated from an anonymous phone call
made in Chicago.

“At tonight’s premiere of Lifetime’s documentary series
‘Surviving R Kelly’ at NeueHouse Madison Square, several
anonymous threats were called in,” a Lifetime representative
confirmed.

“As a precaution, the network elected to evacuate the
building.”

THE
#survivingRKelly
SCREENING WAS JUST SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF A
THREAT TO THE VENUE

— Jamilah Lemieux🖤
(@JamilahLemieux)
December 5, 2018

A representative for NeueHouse Madison Square added: “Despite
non-credible threats called in during tonight’s screening, we
followed appropriate safety protocols in collaboration with the
NYPD and elected to postpone the event. We stand by the creative
women bringing these heroic stories to light.”

Although confirmed to be a gun threat, Tarana Burke referenced
the incident on Twitter and described it as a bomb threat.

“So…Y’ALL ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS!  Tonight was a
private screening of the @lifetimetv documentary #survivingRkelly
where his survivors, parents of survivors, and folks featured in
the doc were gathered and a BOMB THREAT was called in and the event
shut down,” wrote Burke.

So…Y’ALL ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE
THIS!
Tonight was a private screening of the @lifetimetv
documentary
#survivingRkelly
where his survivors, parents of survivors, and
folks featured in the doc were gathered and a BOMB THREAT was
called in and the event shut down.
#muteRkelly

— Tarana (@TaranaBurke)
December 5, 2018

The documentary is to feature over 50 interviews, including with
the likes of R&B artist Sparkle, who testified against Kelly in
a 2008 criminal trial over his alleged child ***********
possession, as well as John Legend, US talk
show host Wendy Williams and civil rights activist Burke.

The series is due to air on three parts on US channel Lifetime,
on January 3, 4 and 5 respectively.

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‘Surviving R.Kelly’ documentary screening shut down after gun threat