Facebook removes page that attacked R. Kelly accusers

Melony Roy
January 08, 2019 - 6:01 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Facebook has removed a page created to discredit women who accused R. Kelly of abuse for violating its terms of service.
The page dubbed, "Surviving Lies," used an image of Pinocchio as its profile photo.
It was removed sometime Monday after posts attacked two of the accusers who took part in the Lifetime docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly."

One post read: "Why are these facts regarding #RKellys accusers being ignored? You be the judge!"
The six-part documentary featured testimony from women accusing Kelly of sexual, mental and physical abuse for nearly three decades, as well as interviews with associates and relatives of the singer.

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"The Page violated our Community Standards and has been removed," said a Facebook spokesperson in a statement. "We do not tolerate bullying or sharing someone’s private contact information and take action on content that violates our policies as soon as we're aware."
The Facebook page had more than 5,000 followers. It included posts with screenshots of text messages allegedly from Kelly's accusers. 
Kelly has denied all allegations against him.