A private screening of documentary series Surviving R Kelly was evacuated after a bomb threat was called into the venue in New York, according to MeToo founder Tarana Burke who was in attendance at the time.
Burke shared a post on Twitter which read: 'So...Y’ALL ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS! Tonight was a private screening of the @lifetimetv documentary #survivingRkelly where his survivors, parents of survivors, and folks featured in the doc were gathered and a BOMB THREAT was called in and the event shut down. #muteRkelly'
The event was attended by some of the survivors featured in the documentary - including some of the women who have recently come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Kelly - and their family members.
Burke was joined by fellow prominent activists such as Jamilah Lemieux, and April Reign.
The campaigner claimed that the threat wasn't 'credible' in another post on Twitter, but was emotionally scarring and yet another setback for those attending.
'The worst of it isn't the threat though because it didn't appear to be credible but the survivors who had to endure his harassment,' Burke tweeted.
Reign - who created the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag three years ago - wrote on Twitter after the incident: 'To my knowledge, everyone is physically safe.
'The screening was abruptly ended & will be rescheduled, perhaps. There were survivors of R Kelly in the room, who I'm sure were emotionally affected more than the rest of us.'
Fashiontime's docu-series centres on the various sexual assault allegations andcriminal charges R Kelly has faced over the years. Many of the activists and women at the event were part of the movement to #MuteRKelly, calling for the music industry to acknowledge the allegations of sexual abuse being made against him.
Burke, alongside others, have been pushing for years for people to take accusations against singer R Kelly seriously. Court cases have him since 1996, and he was famously found not guilty in 2002 over charges of child pornography.
Earlier this year, a former girlfriend of R Kelly accused the R&B star of sexually abusing a girl since she was 14 which featured in .
The programme, presented by journalist Benjamin Zand, explored allegations surrounding the sex life of the singer, including in his home in Atlanta and running a degrading sex cult.
Kelly's representatives did not responded to the accusations at the time, but the star has previously denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
The singer was also later accused of physical abuse, sexual coercion, emotional manipulation and using starvation as a punishment by ex-girlfriend Jones. He also denied those claims in a statement.
A representative for the singer said at the time: 'Any claim of wrongdoing of any kind or of mistreatment of any woman by him is false, ill-motived and defamatory.'