Lifetime’s Surviving R.Kelly documentary screening was shut down in New York City on Tuesday after a series of anonymous threats were called in to the venue. “As a precaution, the network elected to evacuate the building,” a Lifetime spokesperson says in a statement to Page Six. “The safety and security of our panel, guests and staff is of paramount importance to Lifetime.” The film was executive produced by Dream Hampton and tells the stories of several women who have accused Kelly of sexually abusing underage women through the years. A number of attendees believe the threats were an “intimidation tactic from R.Kelly’s team to try to silence everyone.” Former FOX News star Gretchen Carlson, Angela Yee and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke were to appear on a panel following the screening.
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