Andrea Kelly struck the victim shamers who trolled her after she opened up about the alleged abuse she endured during her 13-year marriage with R. Kelly.
R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, struck the victim shamers who are trolling her on social media ever since they emerged a month ago about the alleged abuse she experienced in the hands of the singer.
Andrea posted a long statement on Instagram Sunday she says she is being attacked by social media users after she spoke out about the alleged abuse she endured during her 13-year marriage to R. Kelly.
“For those who come on my page to spit venom and #victimshame you are by far the biggest supporter of my abuser,” Kelly said without the name of R. Kelly.
“You are shaming me and all the other victims, helps the user to make their task to belittle, harassment, and the discounting of all the abuse they have the #victim #of victims!” she added. “I almost allowed you and your hatred to overshadow all the LOVE AND SUPPORT that I have RECEIVED. But you WILL NOT stop me from saving lives and giving hope to those who are where I was.”
She continued, “I AM A VOICE FOR the VOICE!!! I’m a #SURVIVOR OF SEXUAL ABUSE *EMOTIONAL ABUSE* PHYSICAL ABUSE *ECONOMIC ABUSE in the hands of my EX husband.”
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Kelly said to fear for a year to come forward with the allegations against R. Kelly, and has previously posted about the fact that a survivor of domestic violence.
Andrea and R. Kelly, who were married from 1996 to 2009, and share three children together. The couple filed for divorce in 2006, a year after Andrea Kelly filed an emergency protective order against the singer for alleged physical abuse, People reported.
She left the order weeks later. They tried to save their marriage, even after the divorce, until it was completed in 2009.
In June, Kelly told TV’s “Sister Circle” that she realized that she was the victim of abuse after taking an online quiz on domestic violence support website. The interview ended with Andrea saying that her ex-husband did “15 of [the articles.] in on [her].”
“I think to myself, ‘I’m not that girl. I am not of the teeth-missing, broken bone girl,’ ” Kelly recalled. “But God said,” Keep scrolling, ” so I kept scrolling … kept scrolling. And at the end of the domestic violence awareness website, there was a questionnaire.”
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Kelly said that she also considered suicide on the day that they decided to leave R. Kelly.
On Instagram, Kelly showed support for other domestic violence survivors.
“Only because your curiosity was not satisfied does NOT MEAN that my fear WAS NOT ECHT….net as for the real F–K you AND HIM! My #SURVIVORS I LOVE YOU ALL, AND WE GOT THIS! For those who are still in the You are NOT ALONE! You’ll get away I DID,” she said.
R. Kelly has been accused by multiple women of running a “sex-cult” brainwashing and sexual abuse of women, some were teenagers. Kelly has repeatedly denied these claims, saying: they have asked to destroy his legacy.
“We deny the many dark descriptions put forward by the instigators, and liars, who have their own agenda for the search for profit and fame,” a rep told People.
Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam