The theater management at NewHouse Madison Square evacuated the building after a threatening call, a NYPD spokesman told CNN.
An unknown caller said that if the movie continues, someone in the theater would start filming, the spokesman said.
"As a precaution, the network decided to vacate the building The security of our panel" The guests and staff are of paramount importance to Lifetime, "said the network.
The threats were unbelievable, a spokesman said NewHouse Madison Square. "We have followed the appropriate security protocols in collaboration with the NYPD and have decided to postpone the event. We stand among the creative women who bring these heroic stories to light. "[Lifetimedescribestheupcomingseriesasaninvestigationofthecontroversialfemale-afflictedsinger"withnewallegationsofsexualmentalandphysicalabuse"
Kelly has long been the subject of allegations of sexual abuse and abuse by women and girls, and has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with crimes related to the allegations of women.
the others present called the threat an attempt to intimidate and silence Kelly's accusers.
"Starting an unimaginable threat to the NYPD to disrupt our screening is an act of desperation from people who do not share these truths with the world want to share, "said executive producer and showrunner Dream Hampton in one E-mail to CNN. 1
Some of these women were in private demonstrations, along with others who have spoken out against Kelly in the past, said activist Tarana Burke, who appears in the film and was present at the screening.
Also present was Gretchen Carlson, who presented a trailer for her upcoming Lifetime project and several prominent writers and social media influencers, including Jamilah Lemieux and Feminista Jones.
The evacuation took approximately 20 to 30 minutes in the demonstration, Burke told CNN. A lifelong leader entered the theater with a security team and said they had received a threat.
When the participants went outside, the police set up an outdoor area outside the venue, she said. Burke and others immediately began to spread news about the social media evacuation.
"We do not want everyone who tries to intimidate us to bring the situation to a standstill and feel they are being won because the document will be sent and the stories will be told," she said.
"These women who volunteer to tell their stories are innocent victims who volunteered to show their lives – they do not deserve this kind of harassment."
Some women were visibly upset when they left the venue, said Anurima Bhargava, a civil rights lawyer. The evacuation took place at a time in the film where Kelly's background was explored, and the mood in the theater was bleak.
Then the tone of the event suddenly became angry as participants – many of whom had traveled from all over the world – realized what was going on.
"This is the game book, and every time you make voices there is a very strong effort to stop them," she said. "It's a re-traumatization."