CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The New York Daily News reports:

R. Kelly’s manager threatened to shoot up a Manhattan theater to prevent a screening of the tell-all docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” that was attended by a number of the disgraced rapper’s accusers, Manhattan prosecutors said Friday.

Donnell Russell, 45, called an employee of NeueHouse theater in Madison Square on Dec. 4, 2018, and said there was a person in the building with a gun prepared to shoot up the screening, prosecutors said.

The heavy-handed threat came after multiple foiled attempts to sabotage the screening — including calls to law enforcement and a cease and desist letter, court docs show. NeueHouse cancelled the screening and evacuated the theater after Russell called in the threat.