Even though it was reported that R. Kelly did not watch the jaw-dropping exposé, Surviving R. Kelly, it seems he had quite the reaction to the relentless outrage against him. Initially, sources claimed that Robert was infuriated and planned to sue everyone involved. He also intended to seek revenge by “exposing” the women from the docu-series through a website titled, “Surviving Lies.” The site has since been shut down. The 52-year-old crooner was then slammed with criminal charges in the state of Georgia for his “sex cult” and it was rumored that the Chicago native was seeking asylum in Africa.
Now, according to TMZ, the Pied Piper has been having severe panic attacks that began days before the docu-series aired. One attack was so intense that it required medical attention.
The disgraced singer-producer believes “he's done nothing wrong and doesn't want to seem like he's hiding.”
Among those speaking out against Robert, his own daughter released a heartbreaking statement against him, and it was reported that the Surviving R. Kelly premiere's bomb threat was orchestrated by one of Robert's associates.
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