Facebook Shuts Down Page Attacking R. Kelly Accusers
By Peyton Blakemore
January 8, 2019
Facebook does not allow victim-shaming.
Merely days after a Facebook page popped up attacking the young women accusing R. Kelly of sexual abuse, the social media site has announced that they have shut down the page.
"The Page violated our Community Standards and has been removed," a Facebook spokesperson told TMZ. "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." Facebook stepped in after an alleged texting conversation between Kelly and one of his accusers was shared on the site in an attempt to discredit her claims against the 50-year-old singer.
As previously reported, Kelly had allegedly vowed "to expose his accusers" for what he claims were "blatant" lies spewed in the recently released Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly. The accused sex offender, who has denied all the accusations made against him, reportedly devised a plan to "expose all of his accusers as liars" on a soon-to-be-launched website titled survivinglies.com. However, a "Surviving Lies" Facebook page, dedicated to Kelly's alleged cause, went live first. Its first target was Asante McGee, who was featured in Surviving R. Kelly and claimed that she was one of the "Ignition" singer's "sex slaves."
The Facebook page, which had more than 5,000 followers before it was removed, linked to a Youtube video that Kelly and/or someone in his team allegedly put out to contradict her story. In the nearly thirty-minute video, Asante's alleged daughter and boyfriend both debunk her claims of sexual abuse at the hands of Kelly in a leaked, but unverified, phone conversation. The Facebook page also listed Asante's arrest history and claimed she's working with the father of Joycelyn Savage (Joycelyn's family believes she is currently being held against her will by Kelly) to extort money from the 50-year-old singer.
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