The Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly debuts tomorrow, and in the first episode, new details of the R&B crooner’s relationship with Aaliyah are revealed.

Upon the release of first episode’s trailer, however, the late singer’s mother, Diane Haughton, has issued a statement via Instagram in response to a testimonial from Kelly’s former backup singer, Jovante Cunningham, who claims she witnessed Aaliyah having a sexual tryst with Kelly while on tour.

Haughton’s statement says:

 

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🚨⚠️URGENT MESSAGE ⚠️🚨 🕊Hi Team Aaliyah, it has come to our attention that Aaliyah’s mother Diane Haughton has reached out to a fan as a call to action for the Special Ones (As she so lovingly calls us) with this direct quote in response to the Lifetime Surviving RKelly Documentary . . Please forward this message and quote to any media outlet, anyone and everyone you know via all your social media platforms, websites, blogs etc… It is urgent that we do this ASAP as the documentary is set to air on the 3rd of January. . Aaliyah isn’t here to defend herself. We as a fanbase are, and we must defend her now! . We can’t let “LIEtime” get away with this defamation of character on Aaliyah, her family, her estate, her foundation. We have the power in 2019 via social media to squash this story once and for all! Make it go viral! . ✊🏽Let’s do this! Anyone need the quote for reposting or media purposes DM ME- AFM /.\ 🙏✊🏽 . . . 📸Image & some wording in the body of this post reposted from @aaliyah_archives . #Aaliyah #aaliyahdanahaughton #aaliyahhaughton #TeamAaliyah #RKelly #lifetime #bet #foxnews #theshaderoom #lifetimetv #balleralert #thesource #thesourcemagazine #peoplemagazine #missyelliott #mediatakeout #wendywilliams #vh1 #mtv #pressrelease #urbanmedia #xxlmagazine #complexmag #complexmagazine #vibemagazine #vox #newsweek

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The upcoming Liftetime docu-series features an emotional testimony from Cunningham, who claims she witnessed Kelly engaging in a sexual act with the then-15-year-old Aaliyah on his tour bus. She described what she saw as “things that an adult should not be doing with a child.”

Surviving R. Kelly airs on Jan. 3, on Lifetime at 9/8C.

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