R. Kelly Vows to Expose ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Series Accusers on New Website
UPDATE (Jan. 7 at 4:40PM ET): Well that didn't take long. TMZ is reporting that Facebook has now removed the Surviving Lies Facebook page. A Facebook spokesperson told TMZ "the Page violated our Community Standards and has been removed. We do not tolerate bullying or sharing other’s private contact information and take action on content that violates our policies as soon as we’re aware.”
The Facebook page was flagged and taken down when it posted what it alleged to be text messages between R. Kelly and one of the young females in question.
ORIGINAL STORY: Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docu-series was trending across social media since it premiered last week, with the six-part series concluding this past weekend.
Now, R. Kelly, who denies all claims of abuse, is reportedly gearing up to strike back and discredit the accusers seen in the series.
TMZ is reporting that R. Kelly and his camp are launching a new website and Facebook page that will aim to "expose all of his accusers as liars as well as reveal their true motivations behind their allegations." While the survivinglies.com website is not live as of this post being published, the Facebook page is live.
The project's first target is Asante McGee, who told her harrowing story of being one of R. Kelly's "sex slaves" in the series. Using McGee's past arrests and a phone conversation reportedly between her daughter and ex-boyfriend, the Facebook page attempts to prove that McGee is only trying to cash out from her experiences with the R&B singer.
Fallout since the series began airing has been widespread across the R&B and hip-hop world and throughout the music business.
Over the weekend, Chance The Rapper publicly apologized for working with R. Kelly in the past, while John Legend, who appeared in the docu-series, called Kelly a "serial child rapist" on Twitter. R&B singer-songwriter Tank posted on Instagram that he "CANNOT separate the music from the monster." Singer and former B2K member Omarion tweeted his thoughts on the issue, vowing not to perform any songs R. Kelly worked on after the upcoming B2K reunion tour.
Something tells us this is only going to get messier, especially if R. Kelly plans to "expose" the docu-series accusers one-by-one.