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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Premiere Evacuated After Gun Threat

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The premiere was being held at NeueHouse Madison Square and featured special guests including #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and cultural critic Jamilah Lemieux.

Attendees at the premiere of Lifetime’s upcoming docuseries Surviving R. Kelly were evacuated Tuesday night in New York after a gun threat was called in at the venue.

The premiere was being held at NeueHouse Madison Square, and featured special guests including #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, cultural critic Jamilah Lemieux and accusers of Kelly, including Kitti Jones, Jerhonda Pace, Lisa Van Allen, Asante McGee and Lizzette Martinez. All were asked to leave the venue following the threat.

“There was a called-in gun threat, so as a precaution we evacuated,” a Lifetime representative told The Hollywood Reporter[Read More Billboard News]


 

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