As Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly brings to light the many women who have accused the R&B singer of sexual abuse, a Facebook page was created discredit one of the accusers.
The Facebook page titled “Surviving Lies” was taken down Monday after it attacked Asante McGee who appeared in the Lifetime docuseries. The page posted an alleged phone call from McGee’s daughter who said that her mother’s accusation was for money and it also posted McGee’s arrest record. It also claimed that she was working with another woman to extort the disgraced R&B singer.
Facebook released a statement in regards to the page saying: “The Page violated our Community Standards and has been removed. 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.”
Surviving R. Kelly has received intense attention on social media. The premiere drew 1.9 million total viewers. In the network’s official description of the six-part series, it notes that R. Kelly’s “genre-defining career and playboy lifestyle have been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior and pedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations seems to have affected him. For the first time, survivors and people from Kelly’s inner circle are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental and physical abuse. They finally are ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen
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