Premiere for 'Surviving R. Kelly' Film Evacuated Over Gun Threat

Attendees Of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Screening Evacuated After Phoned In Threats

Surviving R. Kelly is a six-part series that Lifetime describes as an investigation into the controversial 51-year-old Chicago R&B singer.

While the Daily Mail reported that a bomb threat was made, Entertainment Weekly reported: "An anonymous male caller claimed that if the film, Surviving R. Kelly, continued to play that somebody in the theater would start shooting".

Anonymous threats shut down Lifetime's "Surviving R.Kelly" documentary screening at NeueHouse Madison Square early Tuesday evening. The police then recommended that the building be evacuated.

"Despite non-credible threats called in during tonight's screening, we followed appropriate safety protocols in collaboration with the NYPD and elected to postpone the event".

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Burke, who appears in the documentary series and was a panelist at the Tuesday night event, tweeted about the evacuation, suggesting that the harassment Kelly's alleged victims endured is worse than the gun threat, which she tweeted "didn't appear to be credible". She believes that the threat could be connected to R. Kelly.

The documentary profiles allegations that R. Kelly engaged in "physical, emotional and mental abuse", according to The Hollywood Reporter. Drea had this to say about the situation. This was an outside inside-job to me; someone on the outside does not want what's going on on the inside to be completed. "I am unnerved. I can't believe these intimidation tactics. Whoever it came from, they know that this is not a good thing because there's power in numbers".

Lifetime said in a statement that it had chose to evacuate the event after "several anonymous threats" were called in. While she can't say for certain if R. Kelly acted alone or not, she says, "I do believe that in some shape, form or fashion it is connected to him". The doc is set to air on Lifetime over three nights, starting January 3 at 9 p.m. EST.

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