Today is R. Kelly‘s 52nd birthday and his past—and present actions—are haunting him after “Surviving R. Kelly” aired on Lifetime last week. In an effort to fight back against what he considers to be lies, the singer created a “Surviving Lies” Facebook page, which has been shut down by the social network. However, Kelly reportedly has more plans to “expose” his accusers.
Facebook pulled two pages created on Monday morning, saying, “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.”
Initially, TMZ reported that “[R. Kelly] and his camp” were behind the two accounts and created them in order to fight back against Lifetime’s damning and highly-watched docu-series Surviving R. Kelly. See below:
According to Fast Company, the page, which had over 5,000 likes before being taken down, included several posts that contained images and screenshots of text messages, supposedly from Kelly’s accusers. Vibe reported some of these texts were allegedly sent from Faith Rogers and Asante McGee, who was also accused of working with Joycelyn Savage’s father to extort money from Kelly.
However, none of these pages addressed his documented marriage to Aaliyah when she was 15 years old, the video of him allegedly peeing on a 14-year-old girl and his brother saying Kelly had a preference for young girls.
Speaking of Joycelyn Savage, The Blast reports R. Kelly’s manager, Don Russell, has been harassing her family. Timothy Savage, her father, called the police on January 3 just before 6 AM and “claimed he was receiving threats by a man named Don Russell, who is the manager for R. Kelly.” Russell allegedly sent text messages the morning of the premiere that read “it would be best for him and his family if the documentary does not air.”
Police are reportedly investigating.