Aaliyah‘s mom got here ahead to slam allegations her daughter had intercourse with R. Kelly when she was 15 years previous.
Diane Haughton launched a press release on Twitter to deal with Aaliyah’s former backup singer’s claims that she witnessed the “Rock the Boat” songstress and Kelly having intercourse. Jovante Cunningham made the allegations within the new Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly.”
“The lady and so-called backup singer that describes seeing, assembly or ever respiratory the identical air as my daughter, Aaliyah, is mendacity and is a liar,” Haughton mentioned within the assertion. “My husband and I have been at all times on tour along with her and at interviews and each place she went all through her complete profession. Whoever this girl is, I’ve by no means seen her earlier than wherever on planet earth, till now.”
Haughton described Cunningham’s claims as “lies and fabrications that can’t be tolerated” and must be spewed from “the forked tongues” of her daughter’s “saboteurs.”
“My daughter solely wished to appreciate her dream of sharing her expertise with the world, and provides her all acting on stage and in entrance of the digicam for the followers she adored a lot. She realized that dream, due to these true followers who nonetheless love and help her legacy unconditionally to at the present time,” Houghton’s assertion continued. “Disgrace on all these concerned on this venture who thought it kosher to tug Aaliyah’s title right into a scenario that has nothing to do along with her at this time. As soon as once more, this won’t be tolerated.”
Within the docu-series, Cunningham detailed the alleged night time then 27-year-old Kelly had sexual relations with Aaliyah, who died at age 21 in an airplane crash within the Bahamas.
“We have been out on the street with Aaliyah,” she mentioned. “On a tour bus, there actually aren’t many confined areas. Once you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you may pull at night time if you happen to don’t need anyone to see you sleeping.”
She added, “The door flew open on the bus. Robert [Kelly] was having intercourse with Aaliyah.”
Kelly has been accused of kidnapping girls and brainwashing them for his intercourse cult. He has denied all sexual misconduct allegations towards him and in addition addressed them in a 19-minute track titled “I Admit.”