Diane Haughton denies claims that her daughter had underage sex with R. Kelly.
The R. Kelly allegations have been a little difficult to follow. There have been so many wild accusations made against the iconic singer that it's been pretty rough to take into account what he may have done. From keeping sex slaves in his home to having sex with Aaliyah while she was underage, the man has been under fire for so many different things in the last few years. Just a few days ago, we reported that Jovante Cunningham, a former backup singer for R. Kelly, was saying that she witnessed a 15-year-old Aaliyah having sex with R. Kelly in a tour bus. After hearing of the claims, Aaliyah's mother has officially responded by saying they are absolutely false.
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The interview with Cunningham is part of a new series titled Surviving R. Kelly, which is set to document the stories of his alleged victims. Aaliyah's mom has formally responded to Cunningham by denying all of the information she spread. She said, "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. 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."
She continued, "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."