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Aaliyah’s Mother Calls Allegations That R. Kelly Had Sex With Aaliyah When She Was 15 “Lies”

January 5, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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Controversy is once again swirling around R. Kelly as Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries comes to a close. One of the revelations in the series comes from one of Kelly’s former back-up performers, Jovante Cunningham, who claims she saw Kelly, then 27, having sex with Aaliyah, then 15, on his tour bus, adding that what she saw were “things that an adult should not be doing with a child.”

However, Aaliyah’s mother Diane Haughton has come out to call Cunningham a “liar” and her claims to be “lies and fabrications.”

“The woman and so-called back up singer that describes seeing, meeting or ever breathing the same air as my daughter, Aaliyah, is lying and is a liar,” Haughton said in a statement to E! News. “My husband and I were always on tour with her and at interviews and every place she went throughout her entire career. Whoever this woman is, I have never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now.”

“My daughter only wanted to realize her dream of sharing her talent with the world, and give her all performing on stage and in front of the camera for the fans she adored so much. She realized that dream, thanks to those true fans who still love and support her legacy unconditionally to this day. Shame on all those involved in this project who thought it kosher to drag Aaliyah’s name into a situation that has nothing to do with her today. Once again, this will not be tolerated.”

Of course, one of the other revelations in the series comes from Kelly’s former personal assistant, Demetrius Smith, who admitted to “forging papers” so that Aaliyah would be listed as 18 years old when she and Kelly got married, even though she was only 15.

Aaliyah died tragically in a plane crash in 2001 at the age of 22.

Kelly, of course, has consistently denied the allegations against him.

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