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Jan082019

Grand opening, grand closing: Facebook deletes R. Kelly's "Surviving Lies" rebuttal page

Asante McGee/Courtesy of LifetimeWell that was fast. Less than a day after it was reported that R. Kelly's camp was planning to launch a website to "expose" his accusers and highlight their "real" motivations, the Facebook page associated with the yet-to-be-launched site has been taken down.

As first reported by TMZ, in preparation for launching SurvivingLies.com, Kelly's team created a Facebook page featuring one of the women who appears in Lifetime's docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. 

On that page, Kelly's team had tried to discredit, Asante McGee, one of Kelly's alleged "sex slaves," by posting audio of a woman, identified as McGee's daughter, saying her mother had raved about the benefits of being with the singer.

But now, according to TMZ, Facebook has officially pulled the plug on Kelly's "Surviving Lies" support page, after it allegedly posted text messages between Kelly and a young woman, in which she repeatedly called the singer, "daddy."

According to TMZ, a spokesperson for Facebook said, "The Page violated our Community Standards and has been removed. 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.”

As previously reported, Kelly threatened to sue Lifetime if it didn't pull the plug on series. The doc, which aired over the weekend, examined how Kelly's star power allegedly allowed him to brainwash, manipulate and abuse numerous women.

It also featured interviews with people who were once affiliated with Kelly's inner circle, as well as women who were reportedly pulled into his alleged "sex cult."

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