R. Kelly is reportedly working on a website that will target the numerous women who have accused him of sexual assault and abuse. The news of the site follows the airing of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, which delves into the allegations of misconduct the singer faces.
According to TMZ, sources in Kelly's camp claim the site will be available at survinglies.com, and it will prove the allegations leveled at the artist in the docuseries are untrue. The site also reports a Facebook page called “Surviving Lies” has gone live that focuses on Kelly accuser Asante McGee. The page was quickly removed by Facebook, with the organization citing a violation of "community standards."
As Blavity reported, McGee drew national attention after she came forward with allegations that she was enslaved in a sex cult led by the artist. She tells her story in Surviving R. Kelly.
The Facebook page features an account of McGee's arrests and a YouTube video that supposedly features a recording of the woman's daughter and ex-boyfriend having a conversation about McGee. The people in the video allege McGee said many positive things about Kelly, including that he would buy her things. It isn't clear whether the recording features the parties it claims to include.
In her interview with Blavity, McGee said Kelly did indeed buy her a car but said he also was the manipulative leader of a sex cult of "four to six" women.
Kelly has denied wrongdoing previously. NME reports the artist plans to sue "everybody who had anything to do" with the docuseries.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the six-part Surviving R. Kelly has already broken rating records for Lifetime coming off its highly buzzed-about release. With 1.9 million total viewers, the docuseries was reportedly the network’s most-watched program in more than two years.
As Blavity noted, the show also drew increased traffic to sexual abuse hotlines. Calls to the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) hotline, for instance, spiked 27 percent following the broadcasting of the first episode.
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