Facebook page designed to smear R. Kelly accusers taken down


 // Jan 8, 2019

R Kelly, Artist Instagram

Since its debut earlier this month, Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries has remained at the forefront of public discourse.

Days after its release, on Jan. 7, R. Kelly reportedly embarked on a plan to "expose" the numerous women who have accused the singer of sexual, physical and emotional abuse through a Facebook page.

The Facebook page, titled "Surviving Lies," went live on Monday and wasn't removed until after content targeting two of the accusers was posted. The page published strong language and personal information centering on two women, Faith Rodgers and Asante McGee, both of whom issued commentary during the docuseries.

Screenshots of the since-deleted posts include a Pinocchio cartoon and alleged text messages from Rodgers calling Kelly "daddy," which she has said on record were explicit instructions from the singer. Another photo shared details of McGee's arrest record as a tactic to discredit the validity of her allegations.

According to TMZ, the page was created in conjunction with a not-yet-launched website called SurvivingLies.com, which was said to go live in an attempt to reveal the true motives behind the women accusing R. Kelly of sexual abuse.

"The page violated our Community Standards and has been removed," a Facebook rep shared in a statement. "We do not tolerate bullying or sharing someone's private contact information and take action on content that violates our policies as soon as we're aware."

R. Kelly continues to adamantly deny all allegations against him and has since threatened to take legal action against Lifetime and the creators of the six-part docuseries. McGee has since challenged the R&B singer to take a live polygraph test, saying that his doing so shouldn't an issue if he is innocent and is looking to clear his name. McGee suggests the lie detector test should air live on television to ensure its answers are legitimate.

See screenshots of the content posted on the now-deleted Facebook page below.


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