​R. Kelly Lifetime Documentary Screening Evacuated Due to Gun Threat

​R. Kelly Lifetime Documentary Screening Evacuated Due to Gun Threat
Years of troubling abuse allegations against R. Kelly are the subject of multiple documentaries at this point. But unfortunately, the screening of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly was interrupted and evacuated by a gun threat last night (December 4).
The film was set to screen at New York's NeueHouse Madison Square, but theatre management evacuated the venue after a gun threat was called in about 20 minutes into the film.
The call was anonymous but reportedly originated from Chicago. A New York Police Department spokesperson told CNN that "an unknown caller said that if the film continued to play, someone inside the theatre would start shooting."
"We followed appropriate safety protocols in collaboration with the NYPD and elected to postpone the event," a rep for the Lifetime network said. "We stand by the creative women bringing these heroic stories to light."
Among the special guests in attendance at the screening were #MeToo activist Tarana Burke, #OscarsSoWhite founder April Reign, and R. Kelly accusers Kitti Jones, Jerhonda Pace, Lisa Van Allen, Asante McGee and Lizzette Martinez.
See tweets from some of the guests in attendance below.
It's unclear if or when the screening event will now be held, but the six-part documentary series Surviving R. Kelly will air on Lifetime from January 3 to 5.