Facebook Takes Down Page Aimed at Discrediting R. Kelly Accusers
The accusers appeared on the six-part Lifetime documentary series 'Surviving R. Kelly.'
Facebook has taken down a page linked to R. Kelly that sought to discredit a woman who accused the singer of sexual assault and also appeared on the Lifetime documentary series Surviving R. Kelly.
Following the finale of Surviving R. Kelly, which aired Saturday night and highlighted a myriad of sexual assault and abuse allegations against the singer from multiple women over decades, a page titled "Surviving Lies" surfaced on Facebook which ran ads discrediting Kelly's accusers.
According to a report by TMZ, the“Surviving Lies” page was created by Kelly's people. The page reportedly attacked Kelly accuser Asante McGee, who appeared on Surviving R. Kelly. The Facebook page made claims that McGee was working with the family of another girl, Joycelyn Savage, to extort the singer. TMZ reports that the page also posted details of McGee's arrest record.
On Monday, Facebook took the page down.
"The Page violated our Community Standards and has been removed. We do not tolerate bullying or sharing someone's private contact information and take action on content that violates our policies as soon as we’re aware,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.