R. Kelly doc­u­men­tary screen­ing evac­u­ated over phone threats

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NEW YORK — A screen­ing of an up­com­ing doc­u­men­tary de­tail­ing abuse al­le­ga­tions against singer R. Kelly was evac­u­ated after phone threats were made to the Man­hat­tan lo­ca­tion where it was be­ing held.

The New York Po­lice Depart­ment says the threats to the NeueHouse Madi­son Square came in Tues­day night when it was host­ing a screen­ing of Life­time’s “Sur­viv­ing R. Kelly” se­ries.

The NYPD says of­fi­cers de­ter­mined there was no im­me­di­ate threat but de­cided to have the at­ten­dees exit out of an abun­dance of cau­tion. The NYPD is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Among those at­tend­ing was #MeToo ac­tivist Tarana Burke.

The se­ries looks at the singer’s his­tory, and al­le­ga­tions that he has sex­u­ally abused women and girls. He has de­nied do­ing any­thing wrong. It airs in early Jan­uary.

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