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Aaliyah's Mother Claims R. Kelly's Backup Singer Lied About Sex Allegations

"Shame on all those involved in this project who thought it kosher to drag Aaliyah's name into a situation..."

Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton has reportedly released a statement in response to R. Kelly's former backup singer, who claimed she witnessed the then- 15-year-old singer having sex with Kelly in the '90s on a tour bus.

"The woman and so-called backup singer in the forthcoming 'Surviving' documentary that described seeing, meeting, or even breathing the same air as my daughter, Aaliyah, is lying and is a liar," Haughton's statement, which began circulating the Internet on Jan. 2, reads. "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."

"These lies and fabrications cannot be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from the forked tongue of saboteurs of Aaliyah's legacy," Haughton continues. "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."

As previously reported, the upcoming Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly features testimony from Jovante Cunningham, who says she witnessed the "Pied Piper of R&B" engaging in sexual intercourse with the late singer on his tour bus.

Surviving R. Kelly airs on Jan. 3, on Lifetime at 9/8C. Read the full comment below.

 

 

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🚨⚠️URGENT MESSAGE ⚠️🚨 🕊Hi Team Aaliyah, it has come to our attention that Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton has reached out to a fan as a call to action for the Special Ones (As she so lovingly calls us) with this direct quote in response to the Lifetime Surviving RKelly Documentary . . Please forward this message and quote to any media outlet, anyone and everyone you know via all your social media platforms, websites, blogs etc... It is urgent that we do this ASAP as the documentary is set to air on the 4th of January. . Aaliyah isn't here to defend herself. We as a fanbase are, and we must defend her now! . We can't let "LIEtime" get away with this defamation of character on Aaliyah, her family, her estate, her foundation. We have the power in 2019 via social media to squash this story once and for all! Make it go viral! . ✊🏽Let’s do this! Anyone need the quote for reposting or media purposes DM ME- AFM /.\ 🙏✊🏽 . . . 📸Image & some wording in the body of this post reposted from @aaliyah_archives . #Aaliyah #aaliyahdanahaughton #aaliyahhaughton #TeamAaliyah #RKelly #lifetime #bet #foxnews #theshaderoom #lifetimetv #balleralert #thesource #thesourcemagazine #peoplemagazine #missyelliott #mediatakeout #wendywilliams #vh1 #mtv #pressrelease #urbanmedia #xxlmagazine #complexmag #complexmagazine #vibemagazine #vox #newsweek

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