Aaliyah’s mother Diane Haughton Calls ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Lies & Liars

Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton Calls 'Surviving R. Kelly' Lies & Liars

‘Surviving R. Kelly’ has been a disturbing documentary but when it comes to Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton, she is tired of her daughter’s name being “dragged through the mud with lies.”

Read on for the tea spill from Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton

Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton Calls 'Surviving R. Kelly' Lies & LiarsCelebNMusic247.com reports Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton is calling the Jovante Cunningham “a liar” who was on tour with R. Kelly in the ’90s.

If you saw the first episodes Jovante alleges her boss and his protégée began a sexual relationship when he was 27 and Aaliyah just 15.

Cunningham said in the first episode:

We were out on the road with Aaliyah. On a tour bus, there really aren’t many confined spaces. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you can pull at night if you don’t want anybody to see you sleeping.

She continued:

So it just so happened we were all laying in our bunks and the curtains are open, everybody’s communicating, laughing. When the [room] door flew open on the bus. Robert was having sex with Aaliyah.

In a statement, Haughton said:

The woman and so-called backup singer … that describes seeing, meeting or even breathing the same air as my daughter, Aaliyah, is lying and is a liar.

Diane goes on to say that she and her husband were “always” on tour with Aaliyah and that have “never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now.”

Aaliyah’s mother doesn’t want “these lies and fabrications” to taint her daughter’s legacy.

Her statement also says:

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.

Haughton concluded by stating:

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.

If you recall, in 1994 it was widely reported the two secretly got married.

The rumors were confirmed by Kelly’s former personal assistant, Demetrius Smith who claims to have attended the wedding. He also confessed to helping to falsify documents for underaged Aaliyah.

I was in the room when they got married. I’m not proud of that. I had papers forged for them when Aaliyah was underaged. It was just a quick little ceremony — she didn’t have on a white dress, he didn’t have on a tux. Just everyday wear. She looked worried and scared.

Aaliyah was 15 at the time of the alleged marriage set up by Kelly. The marriage was purportedly annulled within the year as “her parents had the last say.”

The following year, Aaliyah connected with Timbaland, who became like family to her. There she dropped two more legendary albums One in A Million and Aaliyah, the album that took her life when rushed to make a video for “Rock The Boat.” At the time, she was filming Queen of the Dammed and The Matrix Reloaded.

In 2001, Aaliyah’s career was tragically cut short when she died in a plane crash.

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