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Aaliyah’s Mother Addresses New Allegation against Singer on ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docuseries

Monica Otayza
Jan 08, 2020
02:00 P.M.

Aaliyah's mother, Diane Haughton, slams sexual claims against the late singer on the new "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary.


Diane Haughton has kept a quiet life since the death of Aaliyah, but because of the new "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary that implicates the late singer, she decided to speak up and defend her daughter.

Aaliyah attends an MTV event on August 2001 days before she passed away at age 22 | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Aaliyah attends an MTV event on August 2001 days before she passed away at age 22 | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine


In the three-part documentary which premiered on January 3, Kelly's former backup singer Jovante Cunningham claims she witnessed Kelly and Aaliyah engaging in some "things that an adult should not be doing with a child."

Aaliyah was allegedly married to Robert Kelly from August 31, 1994 to February 7, 1995.



Debunking Cunningham's statement, Diane Haughton released her own saying that the claims were false and that she's never seen Cunningham throughout Aaliyah's career.

Haughton's statement came from the Aaliyah For Mac Twitter account, which was e-mailed to the said account by Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Haughton. Its credibility was confirmed after Rashad himself re-tweeted the article on the statement on his account. It read:

"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."

Diane Haughton's statement on her daughter | Source: Twitter / AaliyahForMac

Diane Haughton's statement on her daughter | Source: Twitter / AaliyahForMac



R. Kelly and Aaliyah's relationship has never been confirmed publicly, but it has been said that Aaliyah was allegedly married to Robert Kelly from August 31, 1994, to February 7, 1995.

Since then, he refused to speak about the marriage out of "respect for Aaliyah, and her mother and father," whom he says asked him personally not to speak about it ever again.

Aaliyah died at the age of 22 after her private plane crashed on August 25, 2001.



Just this December 2019, R. Kelly faced yet another case as he allegedly purchased a fake ID for Aaliyah in order to marry her in 1994. At the time, records stated that she was 18-years-old, three years older than she really was at the time.

However, in the past, Kelly denied knowing that Aaliyah was not 18 during their marriage, even claiming that the singer "lied" to him about her age. An old interview of Kelly re-emerged this year, though, and it proved that he was aware of how young the singer actually was at the time.



After losing their daughter so tragically almost 19 years ago, Diane and the rest of the Haughton family have been asking for peace. It seems that it won't be so easy for them to get now that the "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary implicates Aaliyah in many ways.

The family made it clear that they will not be tolerating any slander of the late Aaliyah, and that they are ready to face all those who are spreading lies about her.

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