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Facebook Shuts Down ‘Surviving Lies’ Page That Targeted R. Kelly Accusers
The page suggested that R. Kelly was trapped in a conspiracy orchestrated by his many accusers. Facebook has since deleted the page for violating their standards.
Facebook has deactivated the “Surviving Lies” page, an account seemingly devoted to maliciously targeting the R. Kelly accusers who appeared in the Lifetime documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly.”
TMZ reported Monday that Kelly and his team were planning to respond to the claims outlined in Lifetime’s six-part docu-series by launching a website called “Surviving Lies,” which would reportedly reveal the so-called real motivations of the numerous women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. The site has yet to go live, but the Facebook page of the same name published a number of posts targeting Asante McGee and Faith Rodgers, two women who have accused Kelly of various types of abuse, before it was deleted on Monday.
After the page was deactivated, a representative for Facebook told TMZ that it “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,” their statement continued.
The person or people behind the Facebook page made clear their mission to target Kelly’s alleged victims, describing in their “about” section their intention to share “what [they] don’t want you to know about the accusers.” The bio page also seemed to suggest their belief that Kelly was the subject of a vast “conspiracy.”
SurvivingLies.com is still devoid of content, as of Tuesday.
Lifetime’s documentary has lent new fire to the #MuteRKelly movement, with many celebrities speaking out against Kelly’s continued success in the entertainment industry despite the heinous crimes he has repeatedly been accused of. For his part, Kelly has reportedly threatened to sue the network for airing the series, according to TMZ.
Kelly has repeatedly denied claims of abuse, including Rodgers’ assertion last year that he abused her, attempted to seduce her into joining his alleged sex cult and intentionally gave her herpes. She filed a lawsuit against the 51-year-old singer in May.
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