Aaliyah’s Mother SLAMS R. Kelly’s Sex Allegations Against Her Daughter, Calls Them ‘Lies and Fabrications’

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Following the promo for Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly, new allegations have surfaced now involving late singer Aaliyah.

A back-up singer name Jovante Cunningham shares disturbing details about R. Kelly and Aaliyah’s relationship. She alleges that Aaliyah was “molested by R. Kelly on a tour bus,” in the three-part docu-series.

Aaliyah’s mother caught wind of the allegations and released a statement denying such claims.
“The woman and so-called back-up singer in the forthcoming ‘Surviving…’ documentary describes seeing, meeting or ever breathing the same air as my daughter, Aaliyah, is lying and is a liar. My husband and I were always on tour with her and at interviews and every place she went throughout her entire career. Whoever this woman is, I have never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now.”

She continues,

“These lies and fabrications cannot be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from forked tongues of saboteurs of Aaliyah’s legacy. My daughter only wanted to realize her dream of sharing her talent with the world, and give her all performing on stage, and in front of the camera for the fans she adored so much. She realized that dream, thanks to those true fans who still love and support her legacy unconditionally to this day. Shame on all those involved in this project who thought it kosher to drag Aaliyah’s name into a situation that has nothing to do with her today. Once again, this will not be tolerated.

Sincerely, Diane Haughton”


Surviving R. Kelly premieres Thursday, January 3, 2019.